Skip to comments.Gallup Poll: Muslims Most Supportive of Obama; Mormons, Least
Posted on 07/11/2014 9:22:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A Gallup poll released Friday shows that President Barack Obama enjoys the highest approval rating from Muslims among religious groups. Mormons are the least supportive of Obama.
The poll, which asked how Obama was doing during the first six months of 2014, found that 72 percent of U.S. Muslims approve of the job he is doing, while 20 percent disapprove.
Among "other non-Christians," 59 percent approved of Obama's job performance, 55 percent of "Jewish" adults expressed approval, and 54 percent of those under the "No religion/theist" category said they approve.
Roman Catholics had a 44 percent approval and 51 percent disapproval rating of Obama. Only 37 percent of those in the "Protestant/Other Christian" category expressed approval while 58 percent showed disapproval.
The lowest approval numbers came from the "Mormon/Latter-day Saints" group, however, with only 18 percent approving of Obama's job performance and 78 percent expressing disapproval.
While not mentioned by Gallup, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who lost to Obama in the last election, is a member of the LDS Church.
In total, the survey noted that Obama has been losing support from the American people. While his total approval rating between January 2009 and June 2014 was at 48 percent, between January and June 2014 it was only at 43 percent, constituting a five percent drop.
Gallup said that the U.S. remains a largely Christian nation, with roughly half of Americans identifying with a Protestant religion and another quarter identifying as Catholics.
"The patterns in Obama's job approval by religion have prevailed throughout his presidency, with Muslim, Jewish, and nonreligious Americans giving him higher ratings, and Mormons and Protestants giving him the lowest ratings. Catholics have typically been closest to the national average, but slightly above it," the survey said.
"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."
Obama has backed minority religion rights during his presidency, and in August 2010 declared his support for a planned Muslim house of worship near the site of the 9/11 attacks.
"Let me be clear. As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," Obama said at the time during a speech at the White House. "And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances."
A poll earlier in July by Quinnipiac University of 1,446 voters across the United States showed that Americans find Obama to be the worst president since World War II.
While 33 percent named Obama as the worst president since the Second World War, former President George W. Bush was in second place with 28 percent. Quinnipiac's poll also noted that nearly half, or 45 percent of respondents, believed that the U.S. would be better off if Romney had won the 2012 presidential elections.
Friday's Gallup poll was based on aggregated data from more than 88,000 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted in the first six months of 2014.
The margin of sampling error for the results based on the total sample is plus/minus one percentage point at the 95 percent confidence level.
“The lowest approval numbers came from the “Mormon/Latter-day Saints” group, however, with only 18 percent approving of Obama’s job performance and 78 percent expressing disapproval.
While not mentioned by Gallup, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who lost to Obama in the last election, is a member of the LDS Church.”
So you end up asking yourself, how can Harry Reid maintain his membership in the LDS Church?
“The call of the muezzin is the most beautiful sound on Earth.”
Recently found Lois Lerner email to all IRS agents: Audit all Mormons.
Well there you go...
Really? News to everyone else, since 90% of the Muslims we've seen are arabs.
Any word from the Druids?
I question this poll, every Muslim I know can’t stand Obama, and they tend to be pretty conservative.
Muzzies, Obama, birds, feathers — you know the saying.
If you think Muslim=Black I doubt you've met many American Muslims. There are far more Christian blacks in america than Muslim blacks, and most of the "Christian" blacks are totally supportive of Obama.
Countries like Tonga, Samoa and even Chile have a significantly higher concentration of Mormons than the 2% or so in the United States. So I don't think it is entirely or even largely a race thing.
If the real Amish voted in large numbers, I suspect their approval rating of Obama would be as low as the Mormons, judging by the Amish I know here in Pennsylvania. People who stress self-reliance generally have little use for Marxist redistributionists.
A few more percentage points and he’s in SUDAN HUSSEIN TERRORITY and he may have a new calling waiting after his term is over here.
The tells the whole story about where Obama’s constintuency lies, now doesn’t it?
Why wouldn’t Muslims support one of their own?
It has nothing to do with race
Obama is a devote of Alinsky, who dedicated his book to Lucifer
According to Mormon theophilosophy and scriptures, Satan said :" Follow me and give me all the Glory, and ALL will be saved " (Narcisissm)
DO you know any other Narcisisst who happens to be the elected leader of the "free world" ??
Right , and as you can see, it has nothing to do with race ,.. but rather with 'depth of character', free agency , and personal choice !
RE: Muslims in the US are disproportionately black
I thought Muslims in America are overwhelmingly Middle Eastern...
Mormons are overwhelmingly white in America, the religion even issued a draft deferment to Romney that wasn’t available to black Mormons.
Just like Mitt Romney, Harry Reid is among the most devoted, and devout, Mormon spiritual elites, and he is allowed to worship in the temples that are only accessible to the most true and pure Mormons.
Evangelicals were the most anti-Obama vote of 2012, yet they weren’t even listed.
If you stipulate that Obama is a Muslim (or at the very least a muslim sympathizer) this almost all of his actions become very simple to understand.
“Just like Mitt Romney, Harry Reid is among the most devoted, and devout, Mormon spiritual elites, and he is allowed to worship in the temples that are only accessible to the most true and pure Mormons.”
I doubt that being a temple-going Mormon separates these men from the rest. Reid doesn’t begin to adhere to Mormon Doctrine, and should be excommunicated. But then, The Catholics and the Jews (and a lot of other denominations as well) are just as guilty of allowing non-believers to remain members. Today, “organized religion” is behind nearly all of our world’s wars, and most of the unrest. Then on the other side of the coin, you have the “religious nutballs” like Todd Akin who don’t have two brain cells to rub together, but presume to have “all the answers” by reason of some “religious powers of discernment.” We would be a whole lot better if organized religion were banished from our planet, leaving each of us to seek out our own unfettered relationships with our God. Today, they are merely commercial enterprises seeking to tell us how to live our lives while they pick our pockets and use those monies against us.
Their Temple recommend and ID, does separate them from the average Mormons in their level of faith, Reid is an exceptionally devout and devoted Mormon, in high acceptance and communion with his faith.
Mere practicing members of the Mormon religion are not even allowed inside of the Temples for the more devout Mormons and are relegated to mere Mormon churches.
Your desire to forbid the Christian faith is insane as anything that I have ever heard.
“Your desire to forbid the Christian faith is insane as anything that I have ever heard.”
Just where did I say that? What I said that we need to differentiate between “organized religions” and the development of our own personal faith. You don’t need the “so-called rules” of some structured “religious organization” which was most likely the original contrivance of some human being. And the bigger the church, the greater the likelihood that there is a measure of corruption involved.
BTW, my parents were Mormons, so I know something about them. I decided as a very young man that it was not something that I could accept, but most of them that I know are shocked that Reid is still allowed to remain a member in good standing. Other churches do the same thing because they are interested in two things: money and influence, and Reid can give them both. So he gets a pass. Ditto for Pelosi with the Catholics. I am quite comfortable with my spiritual relationship, and I don’t need a “church” to “assist me,” maybe you do, and I would respect your choice whatever it may be.
No thanks, crazy dud.
Likely only because Gallup did not differentiate btwn evangelicals and the rest of Prots.
That is sadly the cultural truth.
This is consistent.
Evangelical Protestants are the most politically conservative Christian tradition. Within each tradition, those with literal views of the Bible are more politically conservative than is their tradition overall. Catholics that are Biblical literalists (11.8%) hold more conservative political views than the Catholic population in general does. The Biblical literalist Catholic is as politically conservative as the Biblical literalist who is Evangelical (47.8%) or Mainline Protestant. (11.2%) American Piety in the 21st Century, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/33304.pdf
72% of Catholics said that the will of the American people should have more influence than the Bible on US law, as compared to 63% of the general public. Pew Research Center, "Pragmatic Americans Liberal and Conservative on Social Issues," August 3, 2006, http://people-press.org/reports/pdf/283.pdf (accessed June 24, 2008).
In 2011, 70% of [white?] evangelicals considered themselves Republican or leaned toward that party, versus 24% Democrat. http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/Trends-in-Party-Identification-of-Religious-Groups.aspx
48% of Catholics considered themselves Democrats or leaned toward that party, 43% Republican or leaned thereto. ^
47% of white Catholics identified with or leaned toward the Democratic Party, while 46% supported the GOP in the mid-September  poll [up from 41% in 2008], while 72% of white evangelicals identified with the GOP. http://www.pewforum.org/Race/Latinos-Religion-and-Campaign-2012.aspx#president
37% of Catholics were registered as Democrats , 27% Republican, and 31% as Independents. Aggregated Pew Research Surveys, 2007. http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=295#ideology
34% of weekly Mass attending Catholics are Democrats, and an additional 19% are not affiliated with a party but lean toward the Democrats (53% identifying or leaning as Democrats). 28% of weekly attenders are Republicans and an additional 17% lean toward being a Republican (43 percent identifying or leaning as Republicans). Thus Democrats have a 10% point edge among weekly attendees, Catholics who attend Mass less than weekly are even more likely to be a Democrat rather than a Republican. http://cara.georgetown.edu/NewsandPress/PressReleases/pr061808.pdf
91% of faculty and administrators from Americas top 23 Catholic universities who contributed to presidential campaigns in 2012 gave to President Obama. 89.6% of all 928 donors contributed to Obama, versus 10.3% who gave to Romney. Employees of the Catholic schools contributed $449,229 to President Obama while giving just $70,304 to Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Of the 826 individuals who donated over $200 to the two major candidates, 748 gave to President Obamas campaign while 78 contributed to Romney. Based on official Federal Election Commission data made available by OpenSecrets.org; http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4529
Based upon exit polling, 74 percent of Evangelicals voted for McCain in 2008, with 25 percent for Obama. (Another measure which put the percentage of US evangelicals at 23 percent, with 73 percent voting for McCain, 26 percent for Obama.) http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=367
Catholics overall supported Obama over McCain by a nine-point margin (54% vs. 45%) ^
Exit polls in 2008 reported that weekly churchgoing Catholics voted for John McCain over Barack Obama, by just 50 percent to 49 percent. Weekly Protestant church attendees voted for McCain over Barack Obama 66 to 32 percent. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/churchgoing_catholics_chose_mccain_over_obama/
In the 2012 election (preliminary exit-poll analysis), white Evangelicals (23% of the electorate) voted 79%/20% Romney/Obama; Protestants overall (53% of the electorate) voted 57%/42%; black Protestants (9% of the electorate) and other Christian voted 5%/95%; Catholics overall (25% of the electorate) voted 48%/50%; white Catholics (18% of the electorate) voted 59%/40%; and Hispanic Catholics (5% of the electorate) voted 21%/75% Romney/Obama http://www.pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/How-the-Faithful-Voted-2012-Preliminary-Exit-Poll-Analysis.aspx
Weekly Church attendees (28% of the electorate) voted 57%/39% Romney/Obama; more than weekly (14% of the electorate) voted 63%/36% and never attendees (17% of the electorate) were at 34%/62% Romney/Obama. ^
According to Barna, in 2012 45% of the people who voted in November indicated that their faith affected how they voted. 72% of Evangelicals, 34% non-evangelical born again voters, and 19% of Catholics, 17% of non-Christian faith said their faith affected their presidential preference a lot. 9% of voters overall and 10% of evangelicals felt strongly that Mr. Romney's Mormon connection diminished their likelihood of supporting him. http://www.barna.org/culture-articles/595-the-role-of-faith-in-the-2012-election
Evangelicals supported Mr. Romney 81% to 17% over Mr. Obama (a smaller percentage for the Republican candidate than in previous years). Born again Christians who are not evangelicals supported Romney 56% to 43% over the incumbent. Catholics supported Mr. Obama by 57% to 42% the largest margin since Bill Clinton topped Bob Dole by 21 points in 1996. Protestant overall voted 57% to 42% in favor of Mr. Romney. ^
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“We would be a whole lot better if organized religion were banished from our planet
No thanks, crazy dud.”
So which “church” did “your God” create? As I recall, only the Catholics claim to be “the church” created by Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, one “church” or another has attempted to “wipe out” the rest. Now it’s the Muzzies cranking up again. Locally, the Presby’s are “at war” with the Mormons. I have a friend who grew up in Texas. After several years of marriage, the wife of one of his sons filed for divorce because she felt she could not have children with him because he belonged to some local “christian sect” different than hers. Really?
Your desire to forbid the Christian faith is insane as anything that I have ever heard.