Would you vote for an atheist? According to a USA Today poll from June, 54% of those surveyed said that they would vote for a “well-qualified” atheist for President. According to a Gallup Poll is the highest percentage since 1958 which was only 18%.
Apparently an “imaginary” candidate passed the 50% marker for the very first time since Gallup surveyed the public in August of 2011. Looks like the numbers are trending upward.
"We have seen an enormous change over time in the willingness to vote for an atheist," said Karlyn Bowman , a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, which reports the numbers in its current newsletter. "But I think the numbers also remind us that this is a deeply religious country. That doesn't mean we are all going to church on Sunday, but that having religion in your life is valuable to most Americans and I think that explains the resistance."
Would you vote for an atheist?