Religion and Politics
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Biden is only the fourth Catholic major-party presidential nominee in U.S. history, but it's unclear if his religion will be a significant factor in the election.
American Jews remain both strongly Democratic in their political orientation and highly supportive of Israel.
Pete Buttigieg raised the possibility of a "religious left" in the coming presidential election, but relatively few liberals or Democrats are highly religious.
Trump job approval among highly religious, white Protestants is high and has remained stable since he took office.
Highly religious Americans, Jews and evangelical Protestants remain much more sympathetic to Israel than others in the U.S.
Prior to recent discussion of a possible Jewish backlash against the Democratic Party, 16% of American Jews identified as Republicans in 2018.
Two-thirds of highly religious white Protestants approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and they are likely to continue barring major policy changes.
Following expected patterns, President Trump's 31% approval rating among American Jews is 11 points lower than his approval rating overall.
Protestants are more likely to be positive about Trump than Clinton, while the reverse is true of Catholics, but these views differ significantly when these two groups are divided by race and ethnicity.
Mike Huckabee's official entrance into the Republican race for president this week underscores the importance of a particular segment of the Republican population -- the highly religious Protestant voters.