How the Bible Belt lost God and found Trump. (Financial Times, 4/17/2017)
Flynt’s answer is that his people are changing. The words of Jesus, as recorded in the Gospels, are less central to their thinking and behaviour, he says. Church is less compelling. Marriage is less important. Reading from a severely abridged Bible, their political concerns have narrowed down to abortion and issues involving homosexuality. Their faith, he says, has been put in a president who embodies an unholy trinity of materialism, hedonism and narcissism. Trump’s victory, in this sense, is less an expression of the old-time religion than evidence of a move away from it.
Demographic Shifts and the Future of the Trump Coalition. (Brookings, 4/19/2018)
This 2018 report of the States of Change project, the fourth in an annual series,1 examines an array of future presidential election outcome scenarios—from 2020 through 2036—that could arise as the demography of the nation and its 50 states changes over the next 18 years.
OK, folks, raise your hand if you lied on the first response. (1/24/2019)
Marquette Law School poll: On the issues and those who legislate them. (1/24/2019)
Except for impeachment, Trump underwater in Marquette poll questions. (1/24/2019)