The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Faith and politics

The election is over.

Evaluating it doesn’t stop.

Poll results released Oct. 8 by Faith in Public Life showed that Roman Catholic and evangelical young adults prefer a larger government that provides increased services rather than a smaller government providing fewer services.

Two-thirds of younger Roman Catholics preferred a larger government and younger white evangelicals are 21 points more likely than older evangelicals to support a larger government.

The survey sampled 2,000 U.S. adults and 1,250 younger adults, aged 18-34.

More than 63 percent of Americans and more than 68 percent of younger Americans believe good diplomacy rather than military strength best promotes peace.

The majority ranked the economy (83 percent) and energy/gas (76 percent) as the most important issues in the election.


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