Survey: More than a quarter of white evangelicals believe core QAnon conspiracy theory

February 11, 2021 ☼ religionevangelicalsqanonantifajan6white-christian-nationalism

Source: Religion News

Link: Survey: More than a quarter of white evangelicals believe core QAnon conspiracy theory

A new survey reports more than a quarter of white evangelical Protestants believe a QAnon conspiracy theory that purports former President Donald Trump is secretly battling a cabal of pedophile Democrats, and roughly half express support for the debunked claim that antifa was responsible for the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Experts say the data point to a widening ideological divide not only between white evangelicals and other religious groups in the country, but also between white evangelical Republicans and other members of their own party.

The survey, which was conducted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute, reported 29% of Republicans and 27% of white evangelicals — the most of any religious group — believe the widely debunked QAnon conspiracy theory is completely or mostly accurate. QAnon has infiltrated other faiths as well, with 15% of white mainline Protestants, 18% of white Catholics, 12% of non-Christians, 11% of Hispanic Catholics and 7% of Black Protestants saying they believe it.

Lots to chew on here. I’m a little surprised that WEPs are willing to give up this much rational thought. I suspect pastors are to blame here.