Other religious groups, not so much. More than two years into Donald Trump's presidency, white evangelical Protestants in the United States continue to overwhelmingly support him, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data.
Other religious groups, however, are more divided in their views of the president. Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical Protestants (69%) say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, according to the Center's latest polling in January 2019.
This is somewhat lower than Trump's approval rating in the earliest days of his tenure when about eight-in-ten white evangelicals (78%) approved of his job performance but is in line with most polls conducted by the Center since the inauguration.
The worst agricultural downturn since the 1980s is taking its toll on the emotional well-being of American farmers. In Kentucky, Montana and Florida, operators at Farm Aid's hotline have seen a doubling of contacts for everything from financial counseling to crisis assistance.
In Wisconsin, Dale Meyer has started holding monthly forums in the basement of his Loganville church following the suicide of a fellow parishioner, a farmer who'd fallen on hard times. In Minnesota, rural counselor Ted Matthews says he's getting more and more calls.
"Can you imagine doing your job and having your boss say well you know things are bad this year, so not only are we not going to pay you, but you owe us'," Matthews said by telephone. "That's what's happened with farmers.''
Fire officials are now uncertain about how long the chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co. will continue after the blaze at the Deer Park facility worsened overnight. A definitive timetable no longer exists, said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie Christensen. read more
The U.S. economy is on track to grow 3 percent or faster this year despite an admittedly lackluster start to 2019, the White House's chief economist said Tuesday. "The state of the economy is strong," Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said on Bloomberg Television, before adding that "data for the first quarter is looking pretty weak."
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's GDPNow tracking forecast, the economy will expand at just a 0.4 percent annual rate in the three months through March.
That could put President Donald Trump behind the curve on his pledge to deliver annual growth of 3 percent or higher.
The 24-year-old man in custody in connection with the murder of reputed Gambino family crime boss Francesco "Frankie Boy" Cali waived extradition back to New York City during a court appearance Monday in New Jersey.
Anthony Comello appeared in court wearing a green and white jumpsuit and had handwritten pro-Donald Trump slogans on his palm, which he held in the air while waiting for the hearing to begin in Toms River.
On it were scrawled pro-Trump slogans including "MAGA Forever," an abbreviation of Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again." It also read "United We Stand MAGA" and "Patriots In Charge."
In the center of his palm he had drawn a large circle. It was not immediately clear why he had done so.