Poll: White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy

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ELANA SCHOR and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll. The findings point to an evangelical Protestant constituency that's more firmly aligned with President Donald Trump's agenda than other Americans of faith. White evangelicals were also more likely than members of other faiths to say religion should have at least some influence on policymaking. Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the late Rev. Billy Graham and one of Trump's most stalwart evangelical allies, pointed to the president's record on abortion as a key driver of support from his religio
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