What do conservative Christians think about the Biden campaign’s focus on character and morality?

The Millennial Source
4 min readAug 25, 2020

This appeared in The Millennial Source

According to a Pew Research poll released in July, President Donald Trump’s approval rating with white Evangelical Christians remains high, with 59% of them approving of Trump’s handling of the job and about 8 in 10 claiming they would vote to reelect him in November.

But not all demographic groups that identify as Christian support the president in such large numbers. Black protestants, for instance, overwhelmingly disapprove of President Donald Trump, with only 7% approving of him.

Surveying the level of support for the president from groups that identify as Christian, regardless of race, reveals that 57% of Catholics disapproved of Trump in late June. Overall, 49% of Christians throughout the country disapproved of the president, with only 37% reporting that they approved of him.

However, the same poll noted that a majority of Christians still planned to vote for Trump over Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger, with 55% reporting that they would vote for Trump and 43% saying they would vote for Biden.

Demonstrating Christians’ general support for Trump despite the nuances reflected in sect and ethnic background, the overall number of voters polled in the United States who said they would vote for Trump was a nearly identical swap with the polling numbers specifically from Christians.

Among all US adults, 54% said they expected to vote for Biden in November and 44% said they planned to vote for Trump. In the US, about 65% of Americans identified as Christian in 2019, by far the largest religious demographic group.

About 12% fewer Americans now call themselves Christians compared to 2009, reflecting an ongoing decrease in those who claim adherence to Christianity over the past several decades.

Biden’s focus on character and morality

Throughout his campaign for president and into the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden has sought to paint a stark contrast between himself and President Donald Trump in terms of what he can offer the nation from an ethical standpoint.