June 18, 2007

Potential Support for Presidential Candidates among Religious Groups

Analysis of a June survey from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reveals how potential support for the presidential candidates varies among some religious groups.

Hillary Clinton currently generates the most enthusiasm among Democrats in both religious groups for which sufficient data was available. Among Republicans, Rudy Giuliani garners the most potential support in all three groups.

Enthusiasm for Giuliani – who is Catholic himself – is particularly strong among Republican Catholics, with nearly half (49%) saying there is a “good chance” they would vote for him. Giuliani has the highest level of potential support among Republican white evangelicals, though his support among evangelicals is somewhat less than among Republican registered voters overall.

Democrats:
White Mainline Protestants
White, non-Hispanic Catholics

Republicans:
White Mainline Protestants
White, non-Hispanic Catholics
White Evangelical Protestants

Cite this publication: Joseph Liu. “Potential Support for Presidential Candidates among Religious Groups.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2007) http://www.pewforum.org/2007/06/18/potential-support-for-presidential-candidates-among-religious-groups/, accessed on July 23, 2014.