June 7, 2012

Candidate Preference by Religious Group, June Update

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Polling conducted in May and early June by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that Mitt Romney continues to hold a commanding lead over Barack Obama among white evangelical voters. But Obama leads Romney by large margins among black Protestants and religiously unaffiliated voters.

The poll was conducted May 9-June 3 among 3,003 adults (including 2,338 registered voters). It was largely completed before the release of a weaker-than-expected federal jobs report on June 1 and recent declines in financial markets. The complete report, which includes general election preference by religion (PDF), is available on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press’ website.