AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious
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11-09-2018, 01:42 PM
AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious
https://www.apnews.com/0c6a4a7510b64498a...-religious

AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious

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Just 25 percent of Americans say it’s very or extremely important that a candidate has strong religious beliefs, according to the poll. Only 19 percent consider it very or extremely important that a candidate shares their own beliefs, and nearly half say that’s not very important or not important at all.
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“Religious issues are much broader and deeper and different from the issues chosen by the religious right,” he said. “The issues like poverty, immigration, what happens to the homeless — those are becoming the moral and political and voting issues for more and more Christians.”
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However, attorney Emilie Kao, a religious-freedom expert with the conservative Heritage Foundation, questioned whether faith-based organizations might face roadblocks in trying to expand their role in social services. Some jurisdictions, she noted, have sought to exclude religious organizations from various activities, such as adoption and foster care, because of opposition to same-sex marriage and other beliefs.
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Only 73% of Unaffiliateds find a candidates religious beliefs important.

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11-09-2018, 02:27 PM
RE: AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious
In Obama's recent speeches, he made a point of always saying "a different religion or no religion at all".

That would have been unthinkable for a politician not long ago.

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11-09-2018, 04:06 PM
RE: AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious
It looks like the idea of zealous, far right Christians holding office is beginning to spook thoughtful people. Things like birth control pills being said to to as bad as abortions and other bad cases of religious ignorance.

Back in the Reagan era, Reagan made great rise in his popularitiy by loudly saying, we need to get the government off our backs. Now it is looking like lots of people want the GOP to get right winged evangelical religious nonsense off our back.

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