A newly-released report from the Public Religion Research Institute, A Christian Nation? Understanding the Threat of Christian Nationalism to American Democracy and Culture, provides some disturbing findings about the influence that Christian nationalism continues to hold over our politics. For instance, nearly two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants qualify as either Christian nationalism adherents (29%) or sympathizers (35%). Meanwhile, 10% of all Americans can be categorized as avowed Christian nationalists, and an additional 19% are sympathetic to its ideals. Who better to walk us through these findings than Dr. Robert P. Jones, Founding CEO of PRRI, and Amanda Tyler, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Freedom which launched Christians Against Christian Nationalism to address this pressing issue. They’ll be joining Rev. Paul Raushenbush, host of State of Belief, to analyze the new data and discuss the long road ahead in combating this dangerous, anti-democratic ideology.
Hear the full February 18, 2023 State of Belief Radio program here.