Religious Jews support U.S. Sen. John McCain for president in much higher numbers than non-religious Jews, a poll found.
The 39 percent of U.S. Jews who said religion is important in their daily lives evenly split their support for the presumptive candidates in November – Arizona’s McCain for the Republicans and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for the Democrats – at 45 percent, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.
For Jews who said religion is not important, however, McCain picked up only 26 percent to 68 percent for Obama.
For all Americans who say religion is important, McCain received the support of 50 percent to Obama’s 40 percent. Those who said religion is not important backed Obama over McCain, 55 percent to 36 percent.
The percentage of Jews who said religion was important fell well below the overall national average. Nearly two-thirds of Americans surveyed said religion is important to them, according to the poll.
Nearly 95,000 registered voters were interviewed as part of Gallup Poll Daily tracking between March and June.