Throughout his presidency Barack Obama has enjoyed a higher rate of support among atheists than among Christians. A new poll from Gallup shows that, although this higher rate of support from atheists continues, support for Obama from atheists has decreased by 20% since the first year of Obama’s presidency.
Currently, the rate of support for Obama from American atheists can only be considered high in a relative sense. The poll suggests that only 54 percent of American Atheists now supports Barack Obama. The rate of support for Barack Obama among Christians is even lower, at 44 percent for Catholics and 37 percent from non-Catholic Christians.