Young evangelicals at odds with political parties

Sojourners just released a new poll of evangelicals under the age of 35. It has a high margin of error, but the results–the relatively high number of independents and the finding that many evangelicals feel politically homeless–ring true to me.

The survey — of mostly single, college-educated evangelicals — showed that 54 percent identified as Republicans, 26 percent as Democrats and 20 percent as Independents or something else.

Of the Republicans, 65 percent said their faith convictions frequently or sometimes conflict with the positions taken by the political party they usually support. That was true of 83 percent of Democrats.

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