While constitutionally, the United States may be a secular nation, a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), indicates that faith will remain a big issue for large numbers of voters. The 2011 American Values Survey, which was released Nov. 7th, indicates, for instance that more than two thirds (67%) of the electorate believes  it is either very important or somewhat important for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs. The percentage is highest among White Evangelicals (93%) and lowest among the religiously unaffiliated (32%).
Oh... and atheists are still the group voters are least comfortable voting for.
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To me as an atheist it's not what religion a potential candidate subscribes to that makes the the difference but how fundamentalist they are. Meaning I would, personally, rather vote for a Muslim like Keith Ellison than an Evangelical like Rick Pe(a)rry. I would like to see a poll asking that question.


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