DONALD TRUMP has the backing of the majority of ‘devout’ Catholics in the US heading into November’s presidential election.
According to an opinion poll by EWTN News/RealClear, six out of every 10 dedicated Catholics in the US are planning to vote President Trump in for a second term.
A total of 1,521 citizens who identified as Catholics were polled as part of the research.
They undertook a number of tests to see how devout they are.
Of those surveyed, 18% unequivocally accepted all of the church's teachings.
A further 38%, meanwhile, accepted most of the teachings while the remaining 44% saw Catholicism as a more minor influence on their lives.
Slightly less than half of all the Catholics polled said they approved of Trump.
Crucially, 47% said they approved of the President in what represented an increase on the 44% who said the same in similar research last November.
Additionally, 34% of all the Catholics quizzed said they would definitely vote for Trump again.
Trump also scored well with devout Catholics with 59% stating their intention to vote for him while he also held a 63% approval rating among this subsection.
By contrast, just 20% of Catholics who identified themselves as devout said they would never vote for the current President.
58% of Catholics felt Trump had a positive influence on the US economy while 63% felt personally better off with the President in office.
Joe Biden remains the favourite Democrat candidate among all Catholics, at 29%, followed by Bernie Sanders, at 24%. Michael Bloomberg was third with 17%.
The complete study can be read here.