Article courtesy of OneNewsNow.com, Written by Michael F. Haverluck
Even though evangelicals have been greatly targeted by a number of candidates running for the White House this year, a recent study shows that they are less engaged in the presidential media blitz than any other faith group — despite their previously high degree of interest in past election cycles.
The latest research conducted by the Barna Group reveals that even with record-breaking audiences watching this year’s televised presidential debates — along with massive crowds attending campaign rallies and long lines showing up at presidential primaries through the first part of February — an unexpected small amount of American voters are paying close attention to the primary races.
“Less than one-third (31 percent) said they were following the news about the election ‘very closely’ while almost half (45 percent) said they were following the activity ‘somewhat closely,’” Barna reports.
Surprisingly to many, evangelical Christians have been identified by Barna as the least-engaged faith group when it comes to following how campaigns are doing in this election cycle — a drastic change from campaign years in the past. READ MORE