A majority (61%) of white evangelicals in the U.S. believe that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen,” according to a spotlight analysis published by the Public Religion Research Institute on May 12.

This is the only faith group surveyed to have a majority of respondents affirm the disproven claim asserted by former president Donald Trump and his allies that has been dubbed “the big lie.”

Mormon respondents (46%) were the next most likely group to agree that “the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump,” followed by white mainline Protestants (37%), white Catholics (35%), Hispanic Protestants (34%) and other non-white Protestants (34%).

All other faith groups surveyed had less than one-third of respondents affirm the claim of a stolen election – Jews (24%), other Christians (22%), Hispanic Catholics (20%), the religiously unaffiliated (18%), other non-Christians (13%) and Black Protestants (6%).

The full analysis is available here.

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