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Why White Evangelicals Are Feeling Hopeful About Trump

They’re worried about poverty, hunger, drug addiction, and the “softness” of the country. And they’ve got high expectations for their president.
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Right now, a large group of Americans are feeling very hopeful about Donald Trump’s presidency. In polls, they show up in different demographic categories: They’re Republicans; they’re Trump voters; they’re of all different ages and from every geographic region. But the group that stands out—the label that best seems to characterize people in the U.S. who are feeling better than they did three weeks ago because of Trump—is white evangelical Christians.

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute

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