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Faith-Based Voters Poised to Shape 2024 Presidential Election

Updated: July 8, 2024 at 5:16 pm EST  See Comments

As the 2024 presidential election draws nearer, the role of religious voters is emerging as a critical factor that could sway the contest between President Biden and former President Donald Trump.

Throughout American history, religion has consistently influenced presidential elections, from John F. Kennedy’s groundbreaking presidency as the first Catholic President to the rise of influential movements like the Moral Majority and Christian Coalition.
 
Recent polling data reveals a significant trend. President Biden is trailing Donald Trump among voters who regularly attend religious services, a phenomenon extending beyond the traditional support base of evangelical Christians.

This shift underscores a growing coalition of religiously motivated voters rallying behind Trump, in many cases driven by his conservative policies.
 
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that President Trump’s appeal among religious voters is expanding,” observed Nathan Gonzalez of Inside Elections. “As we approach Election Day, every vote, particularly from faith voters, will be crucial.”
 
Trump has strategically emphasized religious liberty and pro-life policies, presenting himself as a champion of traditional American values. “We must protect religious liberty, defend freedom of speech, and uphold the sanctity of innocent lives,” Trump reiterated in recent speeches, resonating strongly within religious communities.
 
Jay Richards, a scholar at the Heritage Foundation, highlights the deepening divide

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