- 61% of Mormons approved of Trump in 2017
- Muslims’ average approval was 18%; Jews’ was 26%
- Catholics’ approval of Trump was 38%, similar to the national average
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump received well-above-average job approval ratings in 2017 from Mormons and Protestants, and well-below-average ratings from those who identify with a non-Christian faith, including Muslims and Jews, and from those who have no formal religious identity. Catholics’ approval of Trump roughly matched the national average.
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|GALLUP DAILY, 2017|
These results are based on more than 122,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking in 2017, with sample sizes ranging from 60,411 Protestants to 893 Muslims.
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The pattern of Trump’s job approval rating among religious groups reflects the general structure of religion and politics in the U.S. today rather than anything particularly unusual about the Trump presidency. In recent decades, Protestants and Mormons have typically been more likely to identify as Republicans and to approve…