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Over half of American Jews identified as Democrat in 2018

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About half of American Jews identified as Democrat in Gallup polls in 2018.

Some 52 per cent of American Jews identified as Democrat, 16 per cent as Republican and 31 as independent in combined Gallup tracking poll data for 2018, which encompassed over 75,000 interviews with U.S. adults, including 938 self-identified Jewish Americans.

Jews were the religious group with the highest percentage identifying as Democrat. By contrast, 30 per cent of Catholics and 27 per cent of Protestant and other Christians identified as Democrats, as well as 29 per cent of all Americans.

Meanwhile, Gallup polling found that Jewish Americans were among the least likely in 2018 to approve of President Donald Trump of all religious groups in 2018, with just 26 per cent approving and 71 per cent disapproving.

By contrast, 50 per cent of Protestants and other Catholics, and 61 per cent of Mormons approved of Trump’s performance, compared to 40 per cent of all Americans.

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