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Religious Voters in 2016 and 2018: Understanding Patterns and Their Significance for 2020

Casey, Shaun; Winkler, Claudia

This paper details religious voting patterns in the 2018 midterm elections and first two years of the Trump presidency with a particular eye toward any perceivable shifts in the white evangelical vote since 2016. It also looks for signs of an emerging progressive religious vote. Ultimately, it attempts to discern what will be relevant in the religious voter landscape in the 2020 presidential election.