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Morning Consult Editor: White Evangelicals' support of religious freedom depends on business owner's religion

White evangelicals' support for business owners' religious freedom depends on the religious affiliation of the business owner, according to Morning Consult executive features editor Anna Yukhananov.

"If you ask the question 'does the religion of the small business owner matter?' that's when you get some differences," Yukhananov told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking" on Friday.

"So if it's a Christian small business owner, or a Muslim, or a Jewish, or a Mormon small business owner, support among white evangelicals, in particular, starts to fall," she continued. 

Yukhananov was referring to a Morning Consult poll conducted in June during the Supreme Court's decision on a Colorado baker who refused to bake a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple. 

The survey found that 60 percent of white evangelicals said they supported allowing Christian small business owners in their state to refuse to provide product services to LGBT individuals if it violated the business owner's religious beliefs.

Fifty percent of white evangelicals polled said the same for Jewish and Mormon small business owners. 

However, that number among white evangelicals dropped to 46 percent when asked about supporting Muslim small business owners.

— Julia Manchester