43 Percent of American Adults Believe Trump Has 'Helped Interests of Evangelical Christians,' Pew Finds

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com | Wednesday, May 13, 2020
43 Percent of American Adults Believe Trump Has 'Helped Interests of Evangelical Christians,' Pew Finds

43 Percent of American Adults Believe Trump Has 'Helped Interests of Evangelical Christians,' Pew Finds


A recent Pew Research survey revealed that 43 percent of all American adults believe the Trump administration has “helped interests of evangelical Christians.”

According to the survey, which was conducted in mid-February, while 43 percent of all American adults believe the Trump administration has “helped interests of evangelical Christians,” 11 percent of all American adults believe the President’s administration has hurt the evangelical Christian agenda and 44 percent do not believe the administration has made much of an impact on evangelical interests at all.

Among white evangelical Protestants, 59 percent believe the President and his administration have positively impacted evangelical interests, while seven percent believe their interests have been hurt and 32 percent believe little to no difference was made. 

Overall, the survey found that 64 percent of White Evangelicals “agree with Trump on all, nearly all or many issues”, whereas only 15 percent of Black Protestants, 30 percent of Hispanic Catholics, 32 percent of Jews and 28 percent of religiously unaffiliated people agree with Trump “on all, nearly all or many issues.”

Furthermore, while 48 percent of all U.S. adults agree that the President “fights for what [they] believe in” at least fairly well, among White evangelical Protestants, 81 percent believe the President fights for what they believe in at least fairly well.

As for the President’s morality, even among White evangelical Protestants, only 15 percent would say that “morally upstanding” describes the President “very well.” Among all U.S. adults, that number declines significantly, with only 8 percent saying that “morally upstanding” describes the President “very well.” 

In total among White evangelical Protestants, however, 61 percent would say “morally upstanding” describes the President at least “fairly well.” In total among all U.S. adults, 32 percent would say “morally upstanding” describes the President at least “fairly well.”

When asked if they would describe the President as an honest man, the results were similar with 12 percent of all U.S. adults saying that “honest” describes the president “very well,” 24 percent saying it describes him “fairly well” and a majority, at 63 percent, saying it does “not at all well” describe the president.

Twenty-three percent of White evangelical Protestants said that “honest” would describes the president “very well,” 46 percent said it describes him “fairly well” and only 29 percent of White evangelical Protestants said it does “not at all well” describe the president.

To achieve these results, Pew surveyed 6,395 U.S. adults from various backgrounds in the first few weeks of February.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.