Christian nationalism is on the rise, but it’s difficult to quantify its financial influence in elections
“ ‘You are embarking on an impossible task,’ said Frederick Clarkson, a researcher at Political Research Associates who studies Christian nationalism.”
“Clarkson, the researcher at Political Research Associates, said reporters need to define their terms and maintain a consistent application of that definition. Some reporters have opted to use the term ‘extremist’ to avoid labeling groups — but Clarkson said that’s too vague and does not serve readers.
‘There’s no wiggling out of it,’ he said. ‘It’s the biggest failure in American journalism in this area.’”