39 Percent of GOP ‘Evangelical’ Voters Don’t Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God

Willow Creek Community churchNearly four in 10 Republican voters who identify themselves as “born again” or “evangelical” don’t believe the Bible is the literal Word of God. ¬†Pew Research published an analysis last month on the evangelical vote in the 2016 election season, using data accrued from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study. That data found that 39 percent of self-identified evangelical voters in the Republican Party do not believe the Bible is literal Word of God. Meanwhile, a recent Wall Street Journal poll which showed only 38 percent of Trump supporters attended worship on a weekly or more basis. By contrast, 56 percent of supporters of more socially conservative candidates like Sen. Ted Cruz attended weekly or more.

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