Steven Waldman

Remember all the talk about how evangelicals are broadening their agenda to include other issues like the environment and poverty? Well, they may be focusing more on those issues – and one survey says they are more green-conscious — but that doesn’t mean they’ve gotten more liberal in their politics on these issues.
A stunning new survey from John Green of University of Akron finds that evangelicals if anything have moved to the right on these non-social issues:
Support for stricter environmental regulation:
2004: 53.2%
2008: 45.3%
Those wanting fewer government services:
2004: 34%
2008: 42.5%

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