Despite Trump win, 71 percent of Jewish Americans vote for Clinton

 

 

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) While 24 percent of Jewish voters cast ballots for President-elect Donald Trump in the election, a strong majority of 71 percent voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, keeping with the historical trend of Jews voting heavily Democratic, according to exit polling by the Pew Research Center. 

Trump received a lower percentage of the Jewish vote than the Republicans did four years ago, when 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney garnered 30 percent and President Barack Obama won 69 percent.

The polling data also found that most regular churchgoers voted for Trump over Clinton 56 percent to 40 percent, Pew reported. 

Among other faiths, evangelical Christians voted overwhelmingly for Trump, at 81 percent, while only 16 percent cast ballots for Clinton.

Mormons voted 61 percent for Trump and 25 percent for Clinton; Protestants voted 58 percent for Trump and 39 percent for Clinton; white Catholics voted 60 percent for Trump and 37 percent for Clinton; and Hispanic Catholics voted 26 percent for Trump and 67 percent for Clinton, according to Pew.

Posted on November 10, 2016 .