Poll: White Evangelicals Most Supportive Of Separating Migrant Children From Parents
A new poll has found that white evangelical Christians are the most supportive group of the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, and imprisoning the kids, including babies, in detention centers (video below).
The Public Religion Research Institute found that 51 percent of white evangelical Christians oppose the policy, but they still came out ahead of all other groups with 36 percent in support and 13 percent not having an opinion on imprisoning kids and babies.
The poll also found that 60 percent of white mainline Protestants, 74 percent of Catholics, 87 percent of non-white Protestants, and 82 percent of religiously unaffiliated Americans opposed the Trump policy.
The poll said that among political groups “the overwhelming number of Democrats (94%) and a large majority of independents (76%) oppose a policy that treats migrant families as criminals requiring separation of parents and children. Half (50%) of Republicans support a policy of family separation while 40% are opposed to it. Notably, 10% of Republicans express no opinion on the issue.”