Poll: Faith important in 2012, but Mormon skepticism remains
Salt Lake Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
November 8th, 2011
07:00 AM ET
10 years ago

Poll: Faith important in 2012, but Mormon skepticism remains

Washington (CNN) - A poll released Tuesday painted a picture of a religious electorate that has a strong preference toward religious candidates.

According to the Public Religion Research Institute survey, two-thirds of voters (67%) said it is either very important or somewhat important for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Tired of the nonsense

    Do I want him to be religious? No. I want church and state separated.
    Do I care if a candidate has a religion? No. That's their business, not mine.
    Do I want religions to be taken into consideration when it comes to making law? No. Church and state are separate in the US

    November 8, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  2. texan

    It`s going to be a hard sell for these hard-right wing evangelistic Christians, but they will "hold their collective noses" and vote for Romney because "if you are a TRUE Christian, you`re Republican".----- Last I heard, God hasn`t endorsed any one party !!?!?!?

    November 8, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  3. vet in texas

    I cannot vote for someone who believes Joseph Smith is more devine than Jesus, nor someone who believes that the actual garden of eden..............is in Missouri (yes Missouri).

    Now Imagine for just one second, that Mr. Romney wants to fundamentally change America, where all of our women are forced to wear long sleeved collared dresses, and made to churn butter for a living earning free health care, Scary isnt it?

    November 8, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  4. diridi

    I really give darn hoot at Mormonism...or Hinduism, or other faith...as long as Man serves this great nation without bias, for its progress not to Corporate and Oil GREED, OK,....Obama is that one. THE MAN..Obama2012.

    November 8, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |