According to a recent Pew Research survey, a majority of white evangelicals disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job performance as Commander In Chief.
The report, which was published last week, examined Biden’s approval ratings across various religious groups and compared them with their approval ratings of former President Donald Trump from 2017.
As reported by The Christian Post, Pew Research found that three-quarters of white evangelical Protestants did not approve of Biden’s performance as president, whereas 23 percent did approve of his performance.
The second-largest disapproval rating for Biden was from white non-evangelical Protestants (54 percent), with Protestants as a whole having 50 percent disapproval and 48 percent approval.
Conversely, a mere 8 percent of black Protestants disapproved of Biden’s presidential job performance, making them the least likely of surveyed religious groups to disapprove of the 46th President.
In like manner, they were the most likely to approve of Biden with an 89 percent approval rating, followed by Hispanic Catholics (80 percent) and Atheists/Agnostics (79 percent).
“Black Protestants, Hispanic Catholics and religiously unaffiliated Americans — also known as religious ‘nones’ because they describe themselves, religiously, as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular — have long been staunchly Democratic constituencies,” according to Pew.
“White evangelical Protestants are among the most solidly and consistently Republican religious group in the U.S., and they have grown even more uniformly Republican in recent decades. White Catholics and White Protestants who are not evangelical also have shifted in a Republican direction in recent years,” Pew added.
The Pew Research survey was conducted April 5–11 with a representative sample of 5,109 U.S. adults, with a margin of error for the overall sample being plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.
Despite controversy surrounding Trump’s moral conduct, white evangelicals showed strong support for the former president in the past few years. Some exit polling research, however, showed a decline with Trump’s white evangelical support during the 2020 election.
For instance, an analysis of exit polls from ABC News found that white evangelical and born-again Christian support for Trump slightly dropped from 80 percent in 2016 to 76 percent in 2020.
On the other hand, a poll by the conservative group the Faith & Freedom Coalition found that Biden had the lowest support of white evangelical support received by any Democratic presidential nominee.
As Biden completed his first 100 days in office, an ABC News/The Washington Post poll found that he received the third lowest approval rating for any president in their first 100 days in office since Harry Truman in 1945.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.