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?
Roughly nine-in-ten or more U.S. adults say it is either somewhat or very important to have a president who lives a moral, ethical life.
About half of Americans say the Bible should have at least “some” influence on U.S. laws; 23% say it should have “a great deal” of influence.
A majority of Americans say Trump is “not too” or “not at all” religious. Half either say they’re not sure what his religion is or that he has none.
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.
Early indications are that candidate preferences by religion will be familiar in November – and closely linked to each group’s party leanings.
Of those surveyed, 33% said it should be harder for someone to obtain an abortion near them than it is currently.
Majorities in four of the seven states that enacted strict new abortion laws in 2019 say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
Among U.S. adults who attend services a few times a year or more, 45% say they’re not sure whether their clergy are Democrats or Republicans.