The Shared Common Ground with Young Evangelicals
Pew has released an analysis of trends in partisanship among cohorts of Evangelicals over the past six years. The significant finding is that Evangelicals ages 18-30 increasingly identify as Independents and Democrats, in greater combined proportion than Republican. While maintaining roughly conservative positions on several key social issues, this shift in partisan identity underscores the opportunity for secularists to emphasize shared common ground on policy issues such as the environment or poverty.
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