American voters who identify as white Christians, including Catholics, Protestants, and particularly evangelical Protestants, have generally said they will vote for Mr. Trump in the November 3 U.S. election. 52% of white Catholics said they would vote for the current president, while 44% said they would rather Joe Biden win. Four percent would vote for another candidate in total.
70% of those polled who identified as Jewish said they would vote for Mr. Biden, compared to only 27% who would prefer Mr. Trump.
Additionally, poll data shows support for Mr. Trump, even among the white Christian base, has slipped since August.
The survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center. It involved 11,929 randomly selected American adults between the dates of September 30 and October 5 of that year.
Support for Mr. Trump among Christians is also not universal. A majority of Hispanic Catholics surveyed – 67% – said they would vote for Mr. Biden.
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The Pew Research Center said the gap in support for Mr. Trump among white Catholic voters had “narrowed considerably.”
He added: “Support for white Protestants who do not consider themselves evangelical or born again has plummeted at a similar rate: 53% say they would vote for Trump if the election were held today, compared to 59% who said so in the summer poll.
“Even white evangelical Protestants have softened their support for Trump slightly, although they overwhelmingly remain on his side.
Part of Trump’s waning support from white Christians could be that the new poll, for the first time, gave respondents the option to say they would vote for the libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen or the Party candidate Howie Hawkins green. Only Trump and Biden were listed by name in the August survey. ”
The data supports long-term trends among religious groups surveyed, the center said.
White Evangelical Protestants have long been Republican voters, while those unaffiliated with religion, Jews, Black Protestants, and Hispanic Catholics have generally been Democratic voters.
There is currently only one remaining presidential debate scheduled between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden before the United States votes in less than a month.