New Poll Reveals: Would Americans Favor A Gay Or Atheist President?
New findings from a Pew Research Center poll find that while Americans are softening their opinions towards gays--and a large majority say a presidential candidate's sexual orientation wouldn't positively or negatively impact their vote--the same can't be said for American views on atheism.
Poll results show that voters are more likely to vote for a gay presidential candidate than an atheist.
From Edge Boston:
According to the research, 66 percent of voters say a candidate’s sexuality would not impact their vote while 27 percent a gay or lesbian candidate would make them less likely to gain their vote. Additionally, 5% said they would view an out candidate more favorably.
Though American voters seem to be more open to a gay president, 53 percent of American voters said they were less likely to vote for an atheist presidential candidate while 41 percent said it would not matter to them. Again, 5% said they would be more likely to vote for an atheist presidential candidate.
Are you surprised by the results, Instincters?