Nothing seems to dim support for Donald Trump among white evangelical Christians in the U.S.
According to a LifeWay Research report published yesterday, 73% of white evangelicals say they plan to vote for Trump in the 2020 election, while 18% plan to vote for Joe Biden.
By comparison, only 19% of Black evangelicals say they’ll vote for Trump this year, with 69% planning to vote for Biden.
A majority of all other ethnic groups of evangelicals will vote for Trump (58%), with around one third (32%) voting for Biden.
Overall, 61% of evangelicals plan to vote for Trump and 29% for Biden, while 8% are undecided and the remaining 2% plan to vote for another candidate.
“Compared to a previous LifeWay Research survey conducted in the months leading up to the 2016 election, more white evangelicals say they plan to vote for Trump this time (73% to 65%),” the report said. “However, more also say they plan to vote for Biden than said they planned to vote for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee four years ago, (18% to 10%).”
A majority of non-evangelical voters, by contrast, plan to vote for Biden (56%), with 33% planning to support Trump, 9% undecided and the remainder planning to vote for another candidate.
LifeWay defines evangelicals as “those who strongly agree with all four statements”:
- The Bible is the highest authority for what I believe.
- It is very important for me personally to encourage non-Christians to trust Jesus Christ as their Savior.
- Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of my sin.
- Only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior receive God’s free gift of eternal salvation.
The overall margin of error is plus-or-minus 3.2%.
The full report is available here. The topline results are available here.