US Muslims Overwhelmingly Approve of Obama, 18 Percent More Than Atheist

Bill Hitchcock July 14, 2014 0
US Muslims Overwhelmingly Approve of Obama, 18 Percent More Than Atheist

Gallup just released the results of a survey which shows that Muslims in America overwhelmingly approve of Obama over any other religion. In fact the Muslim approval rating of the president is even 18 percent higher than atheist

U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least

Relative rank order of religious groups stable throughout his presidency

by Jeffrey M. Jones/Gallup

PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks. Mormons were least approving, at 18%. In general, majorities of those in non-Christian religions — including those who do not affiliate with any religion — approved of Obama, while less than a majority of those in the three major Christian religious groups did.

The United States remains a predominantly Christian nation, with roughly half of Americans identifying with a Protestant religion and another quarter identifying as Catholics. Thus, the opinions of these Christian groups are by far the most influential in determining Obama’s overall ratings.

Clearly, members of various religions view the president quite differently, but this may be attributable more to whether Obama’s Democratic affiliation matches the political leanings of each religious group, and less to the specific policies and actions he has taken throughout his presidency.

Read the complete report including graphs about how Muslims overwhelmingly approve Obama over any other religion at Gallup

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Bill Hitchcock

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