White evangelicals are a formidable force in American politics. Republican candidates hustle for their votes. White evangelical leaders have befriended presidents of both parties. The group even gets its own separate question in presidential exit polls.
In The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, journalist Frances FitzGerald writes about the group’s journey to that powerful place. NPR interviewed her about how white evangelicals became that political force, as well as what is happening to that power in an increasingly secular nation. CONT.
Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR