A new PRRI/Brookings poll says that white evangelicals are more willing to overlook immoral acts than they have been in the past. In 2011, just 30 percent of white evangelicals said that an elected official who commits an immoral act in his/her personal life can “still behave ethically and fulfill their duties in their public and professional life.”
This season? It’s 72 percent.
Any guesses on why the shift? I have a theory, but it doesn’t go much deeper than “they’re ignorant.”
And thanks, Jac, for the link.