There has been a sharp decrease in positive ratings of US President Joe Biden by Black Protestants, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
Between March 2021 and January 2022, Black Protestant approval of the president fell from 92% to 65%, the survey showed.
The survey was conducted between January 10 and 17, 2022 and published at the end of last month. On February 10, Pew Research Center analyst Justin Nortey, who specializes in religion research, published this analysis on the survey.
The survey also found a strong decline in support among religiously unaffiliated Americans.
“Black Protestants and religiously unaffiliated Americans have long been staunchly Democratic,” Nortey explained. “Nine-in-ten Black Protestants (91%) voted for Biden in 2020, as did seven-in-10 ‘nones’ (71%), according to Pew Research Center’s validated voter study.”
White Evangelical Protestants have had consistently low approval ratings of the president, though they dropped even further in the recent survey from 22% to 14%.
White Evangelicals are traditionally Republican and, according to Nortey, have grown even more so in recent decades. Only 15% of White Evangelicals voted for Biden in the last election, which 84% voted for Trump.