Clinton vs Trump

September 2, 2016

Clinton vs Trump: Support by Religious Affiliation

Gallup released new poll numbers comparing how various religious groups viewed the two major candidates in the 2016 presidential election. Support for Clinton vs Trump swung dramatically based on a person’s faith. Even within Christianity, opinions varied between different denominations and demographics.

The survey, conducted July 1 – August 28, found that the group with by far the highest opinion of Republican nominee Donald Trump was Protestants. Forty percent of Protestants said they had a favorable view of Trump, whereas only 35 percent had a favorable view of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. A greater portion of Catholics (45 percent) said they had a favorable opinion of Clinton.

Gallup Election Survey 1

These preferences will likely have important ramifications for the outcome of the Clinton vs Trump contest in November. That’s because, as Gallup’s Editor-in-Chief Dr. Frank Newport noted, Protestants and Catholics constitute the “two largest religious groups in America,” making up “almost three-quarters” of the population. Newport observed that these “large religious groups” were “not monolithic entities, but, in fact, composed of many diverse sub-segments” with distinct political preferences.

Indeed, accounting for both race and denomination within the Christian faith produced highly disparate survey results. Fifty-one percent of white Protestants said they viewed Trump favorably, while 75 percent of black Protestants viewed Clinton favorably. Within Catholicism, only 12 percent of Hispanics viewed Trump positively, in contrast to 44 percent of non-Hispanics. About two thirds (67 percent) of Hispanic Catholics indicated a favorable opinion of Clinton.

Gallup Election Survey 2

Those ascribing to non-Christian religions tended to view Clinton much more favorably than they viewed Trump. A majority of Muslims (67 percent) and Jews (52 percent) had a positive view of Clinton, while 44 percent of agnostics, atheists, and “nones” said the same. The exception was Mormons, only 16 percent on whom viewed Clinton positively, less than half the amount of Mormons with a positive opinion of Trump (33 percent).

Muslims were the least favorable non-Christian group toward Trump. Only 9 percent of Muslims had a positive impression of him. Muslims tied black Protestants for the lowest positive response to either candidate among all religious groups surveyed. Both groups indicated only 9 percent favorability toward Trump.

2 Responses to Clinton vs Trump: Support by Religious Affiliation

  1. Oki Mike says:

    Simply unreal! Clinton (IMHO) is far closer to Satan than Trump…

  2. Regardless who wins the election, America loses and has been losing ever since the constitutional framers usurped Yahweh’s exclusive election authority (Deuteronomy 17:15) and turned elections over to We the People, the majority of whom, according to Matthew 7:13-14, are in the broad way leading to destruction. Talk about a dumb idea! Just where do you think that’s going to take America? No wonder following every election America becomes more ungodly, less Christian, and further enslaved.

    Furthermore, when, in Article 6, the constitutional framers banned Christian tests they thereby eliminated mandatory biblical qualifications. In so doing, they doomed America to nothing but nincompoops, scoundrels, and outright criminals for fer “leaders.” Sound familiar?

    For more regarding Article 6’s Christian test ban, see online Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

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