Party affiliation distribution of U.S. religious groups 2016, by faith tradition

This statistic shows the distribution of political party affiliations among religious groups in the United States, in 2016, by faith tradition. In 2016, about 44 percent of Mormon in the United States affiliated themselves with the Republican Party.

Political party affiliation distribution of religious groups in the United States in 2016, by faith tradition

Republican IndependentDemocratOther/don't know
White evangelical Protestant49%31%14%6%
White Catholic34%35%26%5%
White mainline Protestant34%35%26%6%
Orthodox Chrisitan26%43%26%5%
Hispanic Protestant17%41%30%11%
Hispanic Catholic9%38%40%13%
Jehovah’s Witness4%32%13%51%
Black Protestant4%23%68%5%
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Release date

September 2017


United States

Survey time period

January 6, 2016 to January 10, 2017

Number of respondents

101,438 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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