Monthly Archives: March 2018

White Evangelicals Who Don’t Support Trump, Pt 2

Dan & Ellen continue their interviews of White Evangelicals who did not vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. This episode is best listened to after Part 1.


0:00- Intro/Recap

2:42- Why did you NOT vote for Trump?

8:02- Did you ever consider voting for Trump?

8:40- Did you even give him a chance?

11:35- Is there anything Trump could do to make you support him?

22:40- Did you have religious reasons for voting against Trump?

27:39- “The OPENEST hearts”: Policy vs. character.

30:53- “CROSS talk”: Why do some Christians think it’s wrong to vote for Trump?

38:32- What does the term “evangelical” mean to you?

47:33- Do you still consider yourself an evangelical?

52:42- Next week on Depolarize! Podcast

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White Evangelicals Who Don’t Support Trump, Pt 1

In the Season 2 premiere, Dan Koch and Ellen Mauro interview 6 White Evangelical Christians, none of whom voted for nor actively support Donald Trump.  These voters are a partial sample of the other side of White Evangelicals, who infamously voted for Trump at an 81% rate in 2016; these, you might say, are the other 19%.  Episode timeline:

0:00 – Intro & Season 2 Preview

05:42 – Meet our Voters

08:40 – Pro Life?  Whole Life?

16:15 – Are they really Christians?

18:45 – Are their churches overtly political?

22:30 – Do they understand Jesus and politics differently?

31:15 – Dan feels “convicted”

34:30 – What do they love about America?

43:15 – How it feels to be in the minority

48:00 – What they wish Trump-supporting Christians understood about them.