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Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-Smoking or Gay President Over an Atheist in 2016
Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2014 | Leonardo Blair

Posted on 05/21/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Most Americans would rather have a president who believes in God rather than one who doesn't. In a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, Americans ranked atheism as the most negative trait that could be displayed by presidential candidates who plan to seek the White House in 2016.

2016 Presidential Traits (Photo: Pew Research Center)

Atheism was ranked the lowest on a list of 16 presidential traits where military service was ranked as the most appealing.

"Not believing in God and never having held elected office before are the most negatively viewed traits among those tested. Just over half (53 percent) say they would be less likely to vote for someone who does not believe in God, while only 5 percent say this would make them more likely to support a candidate," noted an overview of the study.

Voters are also placing less emphasis on Washington experience for candidates seeking the White House, but still don't view candidates who have never held any elected office favorably.

According to the study, 30 percent of voters involved in the study said they would be less likely to support a presidential candidate with "many years" of experience as an elected official in Washington, while some 19 percent viewed the experience favorably. Some 48 percent said extensive experience in Washington wouldn't matter.

For candidates who have never held any elected office, the study noted that 52 percent of voters would be less likely to vote for them. Only 9 percent of voters said inexperience as an elected official would increase the likelihood of them supporting that candidate.

The study was based on telephone interviews conducted April 23-27, 2014, among a national sample of 1,501 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, according to the Pew Research Center.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; atheism; potus; presidency

1 posted on 05/21/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They would probably also elect a vegetarian animal loving non-smoking, non-drinking decorated war veteran who had no history of sexual misconduct, so long as the media told them to vote for him.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 7:47:29 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: henkster

That would be Adolf, if I remember correctly, in a certain Teutonic state in Europe...


3 posted on 05/21/2014 7:48:35 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

You remember correctly.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Americans More Likely to Vote for a [lying] Cheating, Pot-Smoking Gay President...Again.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 7:52:26 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: SeekAndFind

This is nothing more than people deluding themselves by pretending to a morality they don’t practice. If military service was the most desireable experience and atheism the most abhorrent, then how did decorated, recognized war hero John McCain lose to atheistic modernist Barack Obama?

It would be nice if this were true, but the facts belie the assertion.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 7:53:42 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: SeekAndFind

And yet they voted for a Christ-mocker in 2008 and 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LTeRZuGtuk


7 posted on 05/21/2014 7:54:26 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Most all Atheists are at their core anti-Christian.

Christians see this and respond accordingly.

8 posted on 05/21/2014 7:55:21 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: SeekAndFind

Because the Christiana like Barry-O and Billy Jeff did so well...


9 posted on 05/21/2014 7:56:19 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why did they ask about a woman president, but not a man?


10 posted on 05/21/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Last Dakotan

You are correct. Most devout evangelical atheists, as I call them, are nothing more than anti-Christian. Logically, if they were truly atheistic, they would not care if anyone were Christian or practiced their belief openly.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 8:01:35 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Viennacon

RE: Why did they ask about a woman president, but not a man?

Because we are one of the few countries in the developed world that NEVER had a woman President?


12 posted on 05/21/2014 8:04:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

~~~Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-Smoking or Gay President~~~

Well, that certainly explains 1992, 1996, 2008 and 2012.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 8:04:57 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

But still it would be interesting to see how many would be less likely to vote for a man just because of his genitalia.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

2% are more likely to vote for a candidate who has had an extra-marital affair? Really??

I can see that an affair can hurt your image and appeal, but stunned that among some people, it actually enhances your appeal as a candidate. Wow.........


15 posted on 05/21/2014 8:10:54 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind
In 2016, I hope we have some better choices than the ones Pew Research would offer us.

To quote Jim Hightower, former Agriculture Commissioner of the State of Texas (with whom I seldom agree): "If God Had Meant for Us to Vote, He Would Have Given Us Candidates!"
16 posted on 05/21/2014 8:16:44 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: LucianOfSamasota

50% of Americans have to be some of the dumbest people on Earth.

And here we are, stuck in the middle of many of them.


17 posted on 05/21/2014 8:30:54 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: henkster
They would probably also elect a vegetarian animal loving non-smoking, non-drinking decorated war veteran who had no history of sexual misconduct, so long as the media told them to vote for him.

You might add, foreign-born.

18 posted on 05/21/2014 8:34:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: IronJack

Because lots of people realized he is crazy?


19 posted on 05/21/2014 8:44:43 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: SeekAndFind

The stupid party and the evil party will do all they can to give us this choice, or one even worse. *sigh*


20 posted on 05/21/2014 9:01:56 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: henkster
Most devout evangelical atheists, as I call them, are nothing more than anti-Christian.

"Evangelical" means good-news-bringing. I would call them "kakangelical"--bad-news-bringing--even though that's not a real word.

21 posted on 05/21/2014 9:11:39 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill
Perhaps “proselytizing” would be better.
22 posted on 05/21/2014 9:15:06 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: redhawk.44mag

By “he,” I assume you mean Mcain. Yes, he’s battier than a Transylvania belfry, but weighed against obamateur’s atheism, ignorance, and lack of military experience (or experience of any sort for that matter), McCain’s record should have swept him into office on a magic carpet. Instead, the easily-led crowd, whipped to a froth by Bush Derangement Syndrome and salivating at vague promises of Hope and Change, abandoned reason and voted for a candidate that shouldn’t have ever been elected Sewage Commissioner, let alone president.

This poll is just wishful thinking.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 10:16:58 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: bamahead

Lib Ping....

Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-Smoking or Gay President Over an Atheist in 2016

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Wow. Maybe there’s hope for you people after all.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 12:04:14 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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