Trump’s approval rating has dropped among a range of religious groups, including white evangelicals – though they remain strongly supportive.
White evangelical Protestants are slightly less positive about the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic now than in March.
President Trump has called himself a defender of religious liberty. But how do Americans see his administration’s effect on religious groups?
Americans’ opinions of Pope Francis have rebounded slightly after hitting an all-time low almost two years ago in the wake of abuse scandals.
77% of white evangelicals say they are at least somewhat confident that the president is doing a good job responding to the outbreak.
White evangelicals largely see Trump as fighting for their beliefs and advancing their interests, and they feel their side generally has been winning recently on political matters important to them.
Christians are more likely than religiously unaffiliated Americans to see the Supreme Court favorably (69% vs. 51%).
There are differences by religious tradition in how satisfied churchgoers are with what they hear from the pulpit.
In Brazil – home to the world’s largest Catholic population – a majority of Catholics are in favor of allowing priests to marry.
Dennis Quinn, computational social scientist, explains how our analysis of sermons came together and the challenges that arise when religion meets big data.