American Evangelicals Today provides a broad overview of evangelical Protestants in the U.S. We may think we understand this often-profiled group, but our pictures are usually drawn from mass media accounts or stereotypes. American Evangelicals Today draws on extensive research and survey data to paint an accurate picture of this influential religious group, including social, religious, and political characteristics, and how evangelicals compare to other religious groups. The book also looks at generational differences and possibilities for future change. The paperback edition features a new Preface that brings the analysis of American evangelicals up to the present day.
Corwin E. Smidt is professor emeritus of political science at Calvin College, where he also served as the director of the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics for fifteen years. Smidt is the author or editor of numerous books, including In God We Trust?: Religion and American Political Life and The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics, and currently serves as a Research Fellow with the Henry Institute.