Two-thirds of white Evangelical Christians believe that biblical law should trump democracy if the will of the voters contradicts the Bible, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted in March.
While nine in 10 white Evangelicals said they believe the Bible should have some influence on U.S. laws, "Two-thirds of them go a step further," Greg Smith, the associate director of religion research at Pew, noted.
"They say that if and when the Bible conflicts with the will of the American people, the Bible should have more influence on the laws of the land,” he explained.
The poll also found that the vast majority of white Evangelicals yearn for a type of Judeo-Christian nationalism, with more than 90 percent saying “they want their president to stand up not only for religious beliefs in general, but for their religious beliefs in particular, including biblical teaching,” NPR reported.
This group also continues to be more likely to view President Donald Trump as a godly figure than the general public, with 60 percent saying the term “morally upstanding” describes the president at least “fairly well.”
Two-thirds of Americans on the whole say the description fits Trump “not too well” or “not at all well.”