22% Are Hesitant to Support a Mormon in 2012 [49% for an Atheist]
In U.S., 22% Are Hesitant to Support a Mormon in 2012
Anti-Mormon sentiment hasn’t eased since it was first measured in 1967
by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ — Though the vast majority of Americans say they would vote for their party’s nominee for president in 2012 if that person happens to be a Mormon, 22% say they would not, a figure largely unchanged since 1967
Opposition to Mormon President Among the Most Common Voting Bias
At 22%, Americans’ resistance to electing a Mormon president, even one nominated by their own party, is exceeded only by their opposition to electing someone who is either gay or lesbian (32%) or an atheist (49%). By contrast, less than half as many, 10%, say they would not vote for a Hispanic, and fewer than 10% would not vote for a nominee who is Jewish, Baptist, Catholic, female, or black.
Corporal Patrick Tillman - Atheist
On a personal note. Even I as an atheist wouldn’t be biased against a Mormon candidate let alone an atheist.
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