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Gallup reports 93% of Americans would vote for a Catholic, 58% for an atheist

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/22/15

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Socialists, however, don’t fare as well.

Details, from Politoco: 

Americans say they are more likely to support an atheist than a socialist for president next year, according to the latest Gallup survey, released Monday. Just 47 percent of Americans would vote for a socialist if their party nominated one, while 50 percent said they would not, while 58 percent said they would have no problem voting for an atheist in their party. Independent Bernie Sanders is the only self-described “democratic socialist” in the race, though he’s running as a Democrat. He’s has been gaining in the polls in recent weeks, and 91 percent also told Gallup they would vote for a Jewish candidate. (Sanders is, so far, the lone Jewish candidate.) By comparison, 93 percent said they would vote for a Roman Catholic. Five declared candidates in the race are Catholic: Democrat Martin O’Malley and Republicans Jeb Bush, George Pataki, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum. (New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is also Catholic, but he has not announced a presidential bid.)

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