Do Religious Voters Excuse Immoralty?

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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Many high ranking Republicans have called on him to drop out of the race, but one state poll says Moore enjoys support by many Alabama evangelicals . This could be part of a bigger picture. In 2011, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found only 30 percent of white evangelicals thought elected officials who commit an immoral act could still fulfill their public duties . In 2016, that figure more than than doubled. We talked about this with Dan Cox, who is the director of research for the PRRI.

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