New Study Finds Troubling Link Between Christian Nationalism and Trump Support

The only cultural explanation found to predict voting behavior as strong as Christian nationalism was the level of fear and antagonism toward Muslims.

Supporters of President Trump gather for a rally Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

White evangelical Christians voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump, despite his well-documented character flaws and moral failings. It turns out that their support wasn’t just about hatred of Hillary Clinton or Trump’s promise to give them the Supreme Court of their dreams. A new study points to another more disturbing motivating force:

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