In his Feb. 13 letter, Gary Ziolkowski claimed that "evangelicals and other people of faith overwhelmingly support the president." That is a demonstrably untrue statement. If there is any data available to support that, I'd like to see it.
Gallup polled over 122,000 Americans in 2017, including 60,411 Protestants. The only group that showed majority support for Trump were Mormons at 61 percent. The percentages for other groups were: Protestant/Other Christian, 48 percent; Catholic, 38 percent; Jewish, 26 percent; None/Atheist/Agnostic, 23 percent; Other non-Christian religion, 22 percent; and Muslim, 18 percent.
The undeniable truth is that people of faith overwhelmingly reject the mere lip service that Trump gives to his proclaimed Christian faith because they see he lacks faith in action. If he did indeed demonstrate a genuine commitment to it, he should have something higher than the 35-40 percent overall approval rate that is consistently found in objectively conducted national polling.
Stephen Jarzombek, St. John