Pew Research: Race Divides Democrats on Faith and Marriage

Race seems to be the big divide among registered Democrats, which may be the reason why President Trump is polling anywhere between 18 to 34% approval among black voters.

According to a study by the Pew Research Center, although “partisan politics” is the largest factor that divides Americans’ in general, a surprising number of self-described Democrats are also divided by race within their own party when it comes to personal social issues, like faith and marriage.

Research found, “Black Democrats are much more likely than white Democrats to associate belief in God with morality and less likely to say that same-sex marriage has been good for society.”

The survey conducted in September between the 3rd and 15th polled 9,895 adults within the United States and found that black Democrats are more likely then white Democrats to describe themselves as Christian, and more likely to attend religious services frequently.

Moreover, the differences are quite stark between the races when it comes to faith and religion. White Democrats are nearly twice as likely as black Democrats to say that it is not necessary to believe in God in order for a person to be moral (89% vs. 44%).

When it comes the issue of marriage, Pew noted the views of black Democrats are more aligned to Republicans than to white Democrats.

Among Republicans surveyed, 53% said belief in God is not necessary for morality, while 46% said faith is necessary.

On the issue of marriage, black and white Democrats show great discrepancies in views of same-sex marriage. With the biggest divide being the legalization of same-sex marriage as a positive social value within our society, white Democrats by a margin of 88% believe same-sex marriage is a positive, while only 52% of black Democrats voiced that same view.

Faith in God and traditional marriage between one man and one woman are primary values within the vast majority of black churches across America, moreover, many pastors and church leaders have come out in support of President Trump, who’s made religious liberty a central theme of his Presidency.

In a press statement this week, Rev. Bill Owens, president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), spoke in support of President Trump as Democrats in Congress seek his impeachment.

Pastor Owens recently spoke to Breitbart News regarding the emotional issue of abortion, in which most secular white progressives support, and which Owens describes has  “decimated the black community and is in opposition to our faith.”

Adding, “But the left supports unlimited abortion policies that have led to black babies being aborted more than any other group,” he observed.

While both white and black Democrats still largely agree on political issues regarding the size of government required in solving America’s problems, the issues of faith, life, and marriage among a number of black Democrats slowly peeling away from the party should worry the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as they begin looking towards 2020.

Moreover, a recent Rasmussen poll released last month showed black voters approved of President Trump’s policies by an astounding 34%.

“It might shock Democrats that support for President Trump is rising with Black Americans but it shouldn’t,” Trump campaign Principal Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine said to Breitbart News. “Blacks are more prosperous than ever because of President Trump with record-low unemployment and rising paychecks.”

The President has also made a concerted effort to reach out to the black community through faith-based churches, extolling the virtue of faith, God and country.

8 Replies to “Pew Research: Race Divides Democrats on Faith and Marriage”

  1. Sam R

    I think that black and hispanic voters are discovering that the Democrat party has for years manipulated them, used them, and taken them for granted. These voters are beginning to learn that the Democrat party IS the party of racism and extremism and plays these groups off against each other while at the same time keeping them on the government “plantation of endless welfare”. They have enacted laws that discourage them going to work and ensuring that a black family does not have a father presence in the home. They are regaining the pride that the Democrats took from them years ago.

    • True Citizen

      There are no “laws” that keep black fathers from gainful employment OR out of a family home! Quite the opposite is true! With all the laws giving blacks jobs simply because they are black, there is EVERY reason for them to be employed! As well as present in the home, in their childrens’ lives and a parental figure. They CHOOSE the lifestyles they live. Nobody forces it on them! I don’t care what color you are, you can choose a better life or a wasted life!

    • george w

      as long as freestuff is offered to these people , the dominant majority will vote democratic…most don’t even think about politics until the time of offering free stuff comes up….as for more turning to Trump…some probably….then I think a lot find they are celebrities when they align with a White cause..

  2. Terrence Smith

    It has turned my family off. I can get a decent cup of coffee in any number of places. We don’t need a coffee house setting up mores for us. That’s our business and they should butt out.

  3. True Citizen

    If African Americans equate religion with morality, WHY do so many have children with multiple women, rarely are actual parent figures to the se children, rarely marry the mothers of their children, often do not support their children because the mothers get welfare, and their ministers are notorious for being womanizers?! NOT that these things don’t occur in other racial groups too, but the blacks ARE the leaders of these behaviors! And don’t holler about them being in prison! THEY chose lifestyles and behaviors that landed them in prison! OWN your actions instead of crying victim all the time!

  4. georgewells

    there is an epidemic of Black on Black rape that is suppressed by Blacks themselves with the belief that if a Black man is reported he will be abused by the crimjustice system for it….something like 70% of Black women are raped by Black men before they reach college age… the professions of Blacks concerning morality, etc….needs to be taken with a grain of salt..

    and of course 10s of thousands of White women are raped by Black men every years…

    for the motivations behind this just read Eldridge Cleaver’s book: Soul on Ice

  5. Artie whitefox

    All who are saved are one with Jesus, thus are married to Jesus. We are one race. Money, that we think frees us, holds us in bondage. Devils like to be self deceived. Devils’ don’t like Christs teachings. We with faith wait for the end of death.That is not what the church teaches. Jesus said, don’t be faithless to Thomas. A devil would not have reached out to touch the Father God, visually seen. The centurion was not a belief system. He had faith. We have one Father God, who is Jesus, who is one with the unseen Father God. How are we many races, when we have one Father God? Galatians 5:13 – For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. People will serve oneanother, when ask, and receive, seek and find, are used, rather than money. People are serving money. Pure, undefiled religon cares about people. Jesus cared about people.

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