Religion and Politics

A Los Angeles Times poll has examined the effect of a presidential candidate’s religion on voter attitudes. The religions of least concern were Catholicism and Judaism. Evangelical Christians (Protestant?) in the middle but high intolerance of Mormonism and Islam. Full results below the fold”Just thinking about a candidate’s religion, do you think you could vote for [see below] for president, or not?”

A Catholic candidate Yes 83% No 9% Unsure 8%

A Jewish candidate Yes 78% No 14% Unsure 8%

An Evangelical Christian candidate Yes 65% No 22% Unsure 13%

A Mormon candidate Yes 53% No 35% Unsure 12%

A Muslim candidate Yes 34% No 53% Unsure 13%


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