U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup, July 11, 2014

Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks. Mormons were least approving, at 18%. In general, majorities of those in non-Christian religions–including those who do not affiliate with any religion–approved of Obama, while less than a majority of those in the three major Christian religious groups did.

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The results are based on aggregated data from more than 88,000 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted in the first six months of 2014–a time when the president averaged 43% job approval among all Americans. Gallup interviewed 552 Muslims and at least 1,700 respondents in every other religious group during this time.

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  • RebelliousTreecko

    From what I know, the Mormons are generally very conservative on sexual stuff, so many of them are about sexual purity and don’t approve of polygamous or homosexual practices among other things. This might be a factor in it.

    • Mormons, the white ones anyway, which are most of them, are people practicing a rather strange religion, but other than that they’re the whitest of what’s left of the white bread historic American nation. Not coincidentally, they’re the reddest religious demographic election in and election out.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        Regardless of the strangeness of the Mormon religion, you still have to admire old Brigham Young’s fierce opposition to racial integration and miscegenation, an opposition that remained in place until 1978. Young was also very race realist when it came to blacks. In the Journal of Discourses (1863-1886), he reportedly said:

        “You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind . . . Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin.”

        “Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.”

        • Brigham Young was a religious charlatan, but even he knew the nature of the black man when he described him as “uncouth,” “wild” and “disagreeable and low in their habits.”

          • John R

            Did Brigham Young say that? DAMN! (Sorry, to anyone Mormon here.) He must have had a fricken (I said “fricken” moderator!) CRYSTAL BALL! That description is so spot on. Makes me almost want to convert to Latter Day Saints. But, I still love Catholicism: For all of our defects, and we have many, we are still the “Coca Cola” of Christianity: The Real Thing. (Hey, to all you non-Catholics out there, I had to say that. It balances all the negative things said about the Catholic Religion. Peace!)

          • ZB01

            Of which Catholicism do you speak? (I am not asking this to be flippant).The one before, or the one after Vatican II? They are two separate entities. There are things (and I’m not talking about the 6th and 9th commandments) that Catholics do today, in 2014, which would have brought about an excommunication or accusation of heresy as recently as 1954!

          • Spikeygrrl

            No. JOSEPH SMITH, the founder of the faith, was a charlatan of the first water. Had he not been essentially lynched as a relatively young man, his excesses would only have increased until his Brave New Church collapsed under the combined weight of his personal licentiousness and his preposterous theology.

            BRIGHAM YOUNG was the gifted administrator who reluctantly succeeded Smith, led the astounding Mormon Migration over the Rockies to the Salt Lake Valley, and masterminded the creation of a hardworking, family-oriented, “we take care of our own” culture which in large part endures to this day. There was also a period when even non-Mormons spoke approvingly of him as a viable candidate for POTUS.

            In future, please remember that Smith and Young could not possibly have been more different men or more different leaders. Just sayin’.

          • r j p

            Spikeygrrl is right about the “we take care of our own” culture.
            For the record I am RC.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Following your example: For the record, I am an atheist, but also a direct descendant of Brigham Young by his only LEGAL plural wife (his first wife died; when he remarried, only the FIRST of his plural wives was ever considered legal in the eyes of the USA). My parents quit the LDS church in grad school, long before I was born, over a specific doctrinal issud, so I was not raised in the church per we. But even in my parents’ uneasily agnostic lives a TON of LDS values and lifestyle choices persisted, were instrumental in my upbringing, and continue to be significant components of my adult belief system.

          • Pro_Whitey

            Very important point you raise, that the mores and habits of a religion can persist in a person even after he officially disdains the religion. Unfortunately, it does not persist forever.
            Joke told to me by a Mormon: in 19th century Utah, all the women married Young.

          • Spikeygrrl

            ROTFL!!! Thanks so much for sharing that. 🙂

          • r j p

            Off topic, it is my belief that the atheist Ayn Rand could not have held the values she had without the influence of religion. I question at times, but a Tridentine Mass is a beautiful presentation / experience, if nothing else. I do not currently attend Church because I have not found one I like in Chicago.

          • Spikeygrrl

            I’m a big Rand fan…and I also sang in paid professional Episcopal cathedral choirs for the better part of a decade. No matter one’s belief system, you just can’t beat that theatrical High Church pageantry…and of course the lovely, LOVELY music…!

      • RisingReich

        I recently visited Salt Lake City. I was in heaven. So many nice White people there that haven’t been infected by evil. For the first time in SO long, I actually got attention from White women, too.

        I will be going back.

        • r j p

          Salt Lake city is nice.
          Little saying I heard about Mormon girls when I lived in Park City:
          “They don’t drink and they don’t smoke, but god they like to poke.”

        • Fathercoughlin

          Dude that’s sad. read Chateau Heartiste blog.

          • r j p

            They aren’t bad people. I would trust a Mormon in Utah before I would trust a (w)hite in Chicago. I used to drink with Jack Mormons (the name for Mormons that don’t adhere), some of the best persons I ever met.

      • ElComadreja

        If anyone practices a rather strange “religion” I’d say it was the Muslims.

        • John R

          The problem is, my friend, the Muslim religion is not “strange”; it appeals to lots of primitive people and all their hate and barbarism. It is a simple faith and is easy for the Negro to understand. No, it is not strange; it is part of the cruelty and barbarism the world has known for centuries.

    • Gabe

      You clearly don’t know about the mormon religion. Even Joseph Smith had multiple wives.

  • A little curious to me but not surprising is the fact that Jewish and Atheist are so close. Because for the most part, Jewish and Atheist almost mean the same thing these days.

    The main driver to explain the difference between Catholics and Protestants/Other Christians is the fact that most Hispanics, an Obama-approving demo, are Catholic. Adjust for race and there is probably no difference between white Cs and white Ps.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Hee hee – I used to joke with a Jewish friend by poking bacon in his face and when he succumbed and ate it, I’d laugh maniacally and say…

      “Ha ha ha! Now you’re just an atheist! HA HA HA!”

      • Fathercoughlin

        I used to joke with a Jewish friend by taking a pizza and saying,”Ha ha ha this doesn’t scream when you put it in the oven! HA HA HA!”

        • propagandaoftruth

          You know…those ISIS guys, I think we should carpet bomb them with tons of…

          Fresh cooked yummy bacon. Nobody can resist. Sugar cured, smoked, peppered, thick slice, thin…mmmm…

          So when thousands succumb to temptation we can say to them…

          “HA HA HA! Now yer just a bunch of fanatic murderers with guns! HA HA HA! Bacon good….”

          • John R

            ROTFLMAO! But, seriously, according to author Dinesh D’Sousa the reason that Islam hates the West, and especially America, is just that: We are the Great Satan, and Satan is, after all, a temptress.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Yeah, as irritating and simplistic as it sounded coming from Bush 2’s mushy mouth…he was right. They hate us for our freedoms, because they are incapable of comporting themselves in such a way without…ceasing to be “them”.

            Think I’m going to make me a BLT.

          • JSS

            In the West our own kosher governments have taken far more of our liberty then any middle eastern dirt farmers. If you think you are “free” today then you are easily fooled.

          • Pro_Whitey

            Bacon is one of the greatest foods ever, but I wish it were so simple to use it against the moo-slimes. As I understand it, one aspect of their theology is strict predestination, that everything happens because Allah wills it. So, the worst sins and desecrations are mitigated by the belief that Allah for his own reasons wanted it that way. More worrisome, it also blunts any feeling of responsibility for the atrocities the moo-slimes commit, because of course, if Allah did not will it, they would not have succeeded with their atrocities.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Concentrated protein. A little bacon goes a long way, good to “meat up” an otherwise low meat dish. Some people overdo it but I’ve always been partial to the stuff in moderation.

            I believe it’s the FN in France who feeds poor people pork laced foods…

      • John

        Yuk, yuk. I used to joke with a Jewish friend…. Wait a minute, I never had any Jewish friends! Thank goodness.

        • propagandaoftruth

          I’ve known a lot of people through the years, on different levels of friendship. “Friends” come and go like all things.

          Haven’t seen that guy in years, but he was a good guy.

          By the way, if you had…had Jewish friends, I guess you never would have posted that.

          Freedom of association and it’s integral obverse, dissociation, is a great thing.

          • John

            I’ve had plenty of Jewish “acquaintances”, especially in college; but much less after graduation. Now, I keep my contacts with them and all people of color to as much a minimum as possible. Only when necessary, as briefly as possible. My criteria for “friendship” is probably quite a bit more draconian than average. First, and foremost, a friend is someone with whom I basically see things eye to eye. In other words, no dancing around when the conversation drifts to certain subjects. Friends “have your back” rather than you having to watch yours when around them.

    • antiquesunlight

      Maybe, but most blacks identify as Protestant. Take them out of the picture and the Protestant number would probably be a good bit closer to the Mormons.

    • Sick of it

      I was quite offended to be lumped into a category like Protestants/Other Christians. It includes a lot of liberal loons. Even weird syncretic faiths.

  • JackKrak

    I’m always reluctant to give in to the temptation to play the “what if it was the other way around” card, but do we really have to wonder how much big media coverage this would get it was discovered that 72% of, say, people who own more than one gun approved of a Republican President while only 18% of, say, people who own more than one cat did? Or if 72% of pick-up owners approved of the Republican while 18% of Volvo owners did? 72% of families with a son or daughter in the military and 18% of families with a son or daughter studying Gender and Identity at Berkeley? 72% of white people and 18% of everyone else?

    There would be wall-to-wall 24/7 coverage of how the President had “divided us” and “alienated” so many and constant questions about what the Republican was going to do to “reach out” and “be inclusive”, etc.

    But I don’t expect to hear too many questions about how it came to be that Obama gets 72% support from people who don’t even belong in this country versus 18% from people who don’t need anyone’s help to get along just fine.

    • John R

      You hit it. Whatever you think about the Latter Day Saints as a religion, the fact is, at the end of the day, they are really very fine people, the kind I would love to have live near me.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Not too surprising, since Obama is widely suspected of being a closet Muslim himself.

    • He wasn’t being too ‘closeted’ in that picture above.

    • ElComadreja

      Closet Muslim? He practically rubs our faces in it.

      • Sick of it

        He apparently speak Arabic as well as any native Arab. That should make his religion rather obvious.

    • r j p

      By the size of BHOs smile, I will guess it was Man-Love Thursday and he knew he was getting some azz.

    • John R

      You missed the point. Barry Obama is not religious at all in any way. That is not what motivates him. The religion that hates America the most likes him the most. The religion whose adherents love this country the most, dislike him the most. Get the pattern: Barrack Obama really despises this country that elected him as it’s president. That is what this poll is all about.

      • TheAntidote

        Having been involved in genealogical research for payment for almost thirty years, I can assure you that when the question of “What religion were the kids?” comes up in reference to a mixed marriage, the answer is usually the mother’s religion.
        So what religion was (Stanley) Ann Dunham? She was an atheist; a stone scientific atheist. She adhered to Marx’s philosophy of dialectical materialism, and in simple terms believed that the intelligentsia of the Communist party was God. And they liked to say, ‘Some things are unknown but nothing is unknowable’. Here are some of the “religious” beliefs Obongo got with his mother’s milk:
        Radical racial egalitarianism; one race, the human race.
        Class warfare; “sharing the wealth” and redistributionism.
        The relentless march of history; “Don’t be on the wrong side of history, mofo!”
        Hatred of the West.
        Hatred of White men.
        Obongo’s African daddy was not a serious Muslim. In fact, he drank himself to death. Soetoro as well was only nominally Muslim. Do you seriously believe a woman like Dunham would agree to getting under a tarp and staying indoors to sweep and mop, and never read another book???
        Obongo joined Wright’s chimp-out church for purely political reasons; because you cannot run as an atheist in the USA. He does not believe in salvation or repentance or sin or the trinity or an afterlife or any of that stuff. He is a dialectical materialist like his mammy.

        • John R

          Good points. I hadn’t even considered that: The only thing worse than being a Muslim and running for office, is being an atheist and running. It would have been political poison. Yes, as I said, at the very least, I don’t think ANY supernatural religion is what motivates Obama. His choice of Jeremiah Wright’s church was more about the leftist political philosophy, combined with anti-White racism. And about his mother: According to Dinesh D’Souza’s book, The Source of Obama’s Rage, she was fervently anti-White (yes, his “White” mother!), and she was attracted to darker skinned people. As a matter of fact, she left her second husband-an Indonesian-precisely because he was not racist enough against Whites! Yep, that is the background of the current occupant of the White House. Scary.

  • Of course Muslims like Obama, he’s destroying America, exactly what Muslims want . . . .

    • ElComadreja

      Not to mention they share a “religion”.

  • Kenner

    Breaking on Breitbart: ISIS clerics endorse ‘Anal Jihad’ for lonely muslim warriors.
    Hilarity ensues in comments.

  • Luca

    So, 55% of jews still approve of Obama???? What ever happened to that theory about jews and high IQ’s?

    Can’t they see how his policies are affecting Israel? Is their liberal agenda more important to them then the survival of Israel?

    Makes ya wonder.

    • Dave West

      A lot of jews probably stupidly think that “people of color” are more tolerant of them. I highly doubt an economically declining non-white America will want to fund the activities of Israel; a country that a lot of people just see as “whites” oppressing brown people.

      • IstvanIN

        But don’t Jews do quite well in South Africa and South America despite the chaos?

    • jayvbellis

      High IQ people can do stupid, very bad things. Read up on the murderers Leopald and Loeb who murdered a young cousin do….

      The thrill of it.

    • Fathercoughlin

      Israel has a Mega Army,the Pallies have NOTHING. Israel is fine. Obama wouldn’t dare do anything substantive re the Izzies. Most Am Jews probably don’t like the settlements too much anyway. Jews are concerned with their enemy HERE–that’s US,friend.

  • nativist

    i would be astonished if the percentage of non-Hispanic white Catholics
    who approve wasn’t very close to that of Protestant/Other Christian.

    • Dave

      White Catholics broke for the president over Romney, 50 to 48. Sixty-nine percent of white protestants voted for Romney. Seventy-five percent of Hispanic Catholics broke for the prez. That’s according to a pew study.

      • nativist

        Startling! I had no idea the gap was so wide. Citation please?

        • Dave

          It was a Pew study.

          • nativist

            Thanks.

  • RisingReich

    Notice where the jews are – right behind the muzzies with support for the Obongo.

    • jayvbellis

      Yes, strange but it’s true Leftist , Atheist Jews and Muslim immigrants are on the same side against us, along with Blacks, Hispanics homosexual extremists – it’s like a script of WWF bad guy team where also strange, seeming hostile bad guy wrestlers team up against the straight White guy patriot like Sargent Slaughter.

      Only in real life patriot tam is led by the open border immigration fanatics like Grover Norquist, Karl Rove and Rand Paul.

      This strange but true bad guy team up against us is another reason it does no good to try to suck up to invading Muslims and tell them how much you oppose Israel, Hollywood etc.

      • JSS

        Koshers aren’t White and their interest have never aligned with ours. Israel exist in a swamp of Muslims and wealthier Sunni counties seem to get along fine with the koshers. On the other hand koshers are working diligently to destroy every White country on earth. We are their main enemies/parasitical host and always have been.

  • dd121

    The Muzzies recognize their own. I don’t believe any of us are surprised.

  • WR_the_realist

    The only thing about Obama I approve of are his frequent golfing vacations. The less he’s on the job the less damage he can do.

  • Gabe

    The Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches nothing but fantasy inspired on
    what Joseph Smith told them.
    For those who don’t know they think that all americans came from Israel but God
    separated evil people and turned them into browns who later defeated the whites in
    a war and became the natives.
    Mormons still think that they should get along with blacks. The church has also been
    famous for practicing polygamy and racism.

  • IKUredux

    Is there any question, then, about why “The Book of Mormon” was used as the basis of a Broadway play? Everybody thinks that the creators of South Park are secret right wingers. Bullshyte. Those people are the creators behind this denigrating piece of Shyte. I have found Mormons to be the nicest, most congenial, and welcoming people I have ever met. Bar None. You know what? Any group of people who come under fire in this what passes for a country, is obviously doing something right. Support them. No questions asked.

    • antiquesunlight

      I agree, but I can’t honestly say I’m happy that Mormons are the bastion of whiteness in America. I’ve known several Mormons, grew up around some, and they are nice and upright, but they are also slightly on the cuckoo side. I’ve never met a normal Mormon.

      • jayvbellis

        Check out an LDS church around a long established American university like Harvard orUniversity of Chicago. The church members are solid, very intelligent, without usual cultural Marxist Lib politics. The grad students usually have very pretty , traditional wives. Lots of cute White children.

      • John R

        I am not Mormon. But what you call “cuckoo” could be into traditional family life. Sorry, but the Leftist garbage that you hear spewed all over has infected your brain. I would go with more “cuckoo” Mormons, and fewer “Keepin it real” blacks.

        • antiquesunlight

          Well so would I, but that doesn’t mean Mormons aren’t weird. I’d be happy with good ol’ WASPS, like me.

          • John R

            See, I’m Catholic, so I always thought of Mormons as “WASPs” too. I know some of you Protestants don’t like to include Mormons among your number, but I do. Hey, I think of them as SUPER PROTESTANTS. Protestantism broke from Catholicism centuries ago; the Mormons broke from the other Protestants only in the last century or so. They are the real protest the protestors religion. That said, they do have some quirky traits: Do you notice that they seem to be the only religion that has their own uniforms? I mean, really: The “regulation” Mormon outfit for young men going on missionary work. White shirt, usually dark or brown trousers, and matching tie. Geeze, you gotta love the way these Mormons look! And why is it that ALL Mormon men are drop dead gorgeous looking? I mean, really? Mitt Romney? The late Paul Walker? Geeze. (Guess you can tell why the Jews and Muslims are so far from the Mormons! Tee Hee!) Well, peace. Just a little levity added.

          • Sick of it

            If one attends a Mormon church, one rather quickly sees that not all Mormons are good looking. Quite a few have genetic diseases from generations of intermarrying in relatively small communities.

    • jayvbellis

      I go to a LDS church, convert , kind of let everybody know I just like being around honest, healthy , straight (White) people.

      The hymnal book is very Anglo. There are now none Whites, especially Pacific Islanders, but everybody pretty much goes with idea that they want a 1950s style White American life.

      I wasn’t offended by the Broadway Musical the a Book of Mormon, thought it was all in good fun. The White LDS Missionaries were appealing characters.

  • archer

    Of course they approve of him, like I said before he is a muslim.

    • ElComadreja

      Even a cursory review of the facts leaves no doubt.

  • ElComadreja

    BINGO!!!!!!!

  • jayvbellis

    What?! Grover Norquist was wrong? Muslim immigrants aren’t natural Conservative GOP voters? Who would have thought such a smart, politically savy man could be wrong.

    • You may not be ready to hear this, and this might be a hard pill for you to swallow, but Grover Norquist is also wrong about Hispanics.

      • jayvbellis

        No. It couldn’t be true!

  • MekongDelta69

    Saw this yesterday. Loved it.

    Terrorists approving of a Traitor.

    How can you NOT LOVE this?!

  • Fathercoughlin

    Glad to see the jews are still on his side. Pretty clear whats going on:Obama is about hatred of white America. Shameful that Catholics had supported him so much tho I wonder if Mexicans skew that? I wonder if the Irish are with this monster? I hope the hell not!

  • John R

    Gee. Well, at least the Muslims approve of his job as president. Isn’t that nice? I mean, we are currently threatened by terrorists who are…MUSLIM, and isn’t it comforting to know that members of this religion approve of Barrack Obama? Hey, ya think many Japanese Americans approved of FDR’s handling the war when he was president?

    Actually all jokes aside: Who in America are Muslims? BLACKS. And who are Mormons? WHITES. (And clean cut, conservative looking ones at that!) So, yeah, DUHHH, of course the pols come out like that. What surprises me is how few Catholics support Barrack Obama. I mean, with so many “Hispanics” flooding the Catholic Church in America, you would think more would like ‘ol Barry. But then again, it just shows that the Irish, and Italians probably REALLY hate him, pushing overall approval down. Heck, I would bet that most White Catholics especially Italians, probably hate Barrack Obama more than Mormons do: After all, many Italians don’t live too far away from black people.

  • if only the freaking Salad Bar Catholics had wised up sooner, Mitt Romney would be in the White House and Barry and Facia Brutta would be on their Americans Are Racist Tour.

    • Pro_Whitey

      I think Mittens ultimately shot himself in the foot with his statement in favor of doing the “comprehensive immigration reform” BO did not get done in his first term. I don’t know what Mittens was thinking, but I’m betting it was part of the reason that lower middle class and working class whites did not even bother to come out to vote in key states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. I’m kind of Cat-lick myself, and I voted for Mitt even though I am in a blue state where it made no difference.

  • SFLBIB

    The first column is “% Approve, Jan. ’09 – June ’14,” which includes the second column, “% Approve, Jan. – June ’14,” so I don’t think you can just subtract the two to get the third column. To show a correct trend, you would have to have data from two different time periods.

  • Avi Marranazo

    Sure, Muslims are part of the anti-White coalition known as the Democratic party.