May 4, 2021 - Politics & Policy

By the numbers: Faith breakdown of presidential support

Data: Pew Research Center; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Just 23% of white evangelicals approve of President Biden's work in office, after staunchly supporting President Trump throughout his presidency, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.

By the numbers: On the other side, Biden has overwhelming support from those who are atheist, agnostic or unaffiliated with religion.

  • Biden — who is only the second Catholic president in U.S. history — also enjoys much stronger approval of the way he's handling his job among Catholics than Trump did at roughly the same point of his administration.

Between the lines: Race plays a big factor and can divide some religious groups over politics.

  • For example, 89% of Black Protestants and 80% Hispanic Catholics support the current president — compared to just about half of white Catholics and white, non-evangelical Protestants.
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