ICYMI: Evangelical Immigration Table Ads Moved the Needle
WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 — A new study shows that Evangelical Immigration Table radio ads affected white evangelicals’ attitudes toward immigration reform.
As reported in the Christian Post, from February 2013 to February 2014, opposition to immigration reform among white Evangelicals decreased 15 percentage points, from 62 percent to 47 percent, in 16 states where ads ran. University of Pennsylvania political scientist Michele Margolis studied numbers from a sample of 2,000 adults who were interviewed in February 2013, September 2013 and February 2014.
In most of these same states, Table “mobilizers” have worked hard to engage evangelical pastors and evangelicals in the pews in a conversation about what the Bible says about immigrants and immigration, helping to reshape the Christian response.
The study compared attitudes in states without ads with those in the following states where ads aired: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.