Having been confirmed into the Presbyterian Church as a child, Donald Trump now says that he identifies as a "non-denominational" Christian.
In an interview with Religion News Service, the President, who is polling strongly with US evangelicals ahead of the election, said he was taught about "the importance of faith and prayer from a young age" by his parents.
However, having had a long-standing affiliation with the Presbyterian Church, he now prefers to be classed as a non-denominational, along with many of the evangelicals who support him.
"Though I was confirmed at a Presbyterian church as a child, I now consider myself to be a non-denominational Christian,” he confirmed in the interview.
Trump also revealed that he "tuned into several virtual church services" during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and reiterated his belief that God was intimately involved in his personal recovery from the virus.
“I said, ‘There were miracles coming down from heaven.’ I meant it," he said. "Melania and I are very thankful to God for looking out for our family and re-turning us to good health."
A recent Lifeway Research poll found that more than half of US protestant pastors (53%) are set to vote for Trump in the November 3 election, which represents a significantly higher level of support in comparison to this point during the 2016 presidential race. Just 1 in 5 (21%) of those surveyed said they will vote for Trump's Democratic rival and former Vice President, Joe Biden, who identifies as a Catholic.