Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Abortion vs. Homosexuality: The Evangelical Age Gap

Steven Waldman

When talking about social issues of interest to evangelicals, we tend to lump abortion and homosexuality together. But the politics are actually different, especially among young evangelicals.
I asked John Green of the Pew Forum to do one additional slice of the data from their Religious Landscape Survey. Here's what he reports:
62.3% of white evangelicals overall are pro-life
69.2% of white evangelicals under the age of 30 are pro-life
Young evangelicals are even more pro-life than their parents.
However, on homosexuality, the pattern is reversed.

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