Study: Americans Do Not Want an Atheist President

Want to be President in 2016? According to a new poll, your odds for winning are going to be much better with some military and business experience, and being an evangelical Christian won’t hurt (21% of responders said they’d be more like to vote for an evangelical). The same poll shows that experience is now more of a liability than it has been in the past, with 30% of Americans saying they’d be less likely to vote for someone with “many years” of Washington experience, while just 19% said they’d be more likely to vote for such a person.

But the big negatives for a person running for the Oval Office are a little less work-related. 22% of Americans say they’d be less likely to vote for a candidate who had smoked weed, and 52% said they’d be less likely to vote for a candidate who’d had an extramarital affair. But the biggest black eye is atheism. 53% of responders say they’d be less likely to vote for an atheist, with only 5% saying they’d be more likely …

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