What’s in a name? Evangelicals and (dis)trust

What kind of person is an “evangelical”? For many New Zealanders, it’s someone they distrust. That’s the finding of a research survey from the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, which set out to gauge trust in various religious groups in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks. Of those surveyed, 37.5% said they had no or little trust in evangelicals. For comparison, the next worst groups, Catholics and Muslims, clocked in at 26.2% and 22.8% respectively.

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