President Obama's highest job approval ratings among religious groups are from Muslims -- although that number has fallen somewhat over the past year -- and his lowest are from Mormons, according to a Gallup poll tracking data
from Jan. 2009 to July 2010.
Seventy-eight percent of Muslims approved of Obama's performance in the January-July 2010 period, down from 86 percent in January-June 2009, while 24 percent of Mormons approved of the job he was doing, down from 43 percent in the first six months of 2009. Obama's overall approval rating in Gallup's surveys stood at 48 percent for the first six months of this year.
Sixty-three percent of atheists, agnostics or those unaffiliated with any religion approved of Obama's performance as did 61 percent of Jewish Americans and 50 percent of Catholics. Approval among Protestant and other Christian religions was 43 percent.
As with the numbers for Muslims and Mormons, Obama's standing among all these groups has fallen since January-June 2009 in line with the general drop in his approval ratings among the overall population.
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