Would Americans vote for an atheist president? A survey conducted April 23 to 27, 2014 shows that Americans would rather have another Bill Clinton for president and are more open to a gay or lesbian president in the 2016 presidential election.
In a related report by The Inquisitr,Bill Clinton claims Vladimir Putin wants a Russian Empire, and even Hillary has compared Russia’s actions to Hitler.
This April, according to People Press, the Pew Research Center conducted a national survey on attributes for presidential candidates that would make them more likely or less likely to be elected. When asked whether they would be more or less likely to support a presidential candidate who had an extramarital affair in the past, about a third said they would less likely support that candidate. But of the attributes held most negative, having an affair is ranked third compared to not believing in God.
More than half of Americans would not support an atheist president. The survey found of Americans 53% would be less likely to support a candidate who does not believe in God, while 5% would be more likely to support such a candidate. While most Americans think the President should believe there is a God, more are now open to a gay or lesbian president.
Since 2007, on whether they would support a gay or lesbian president, there has been a 19% decrease in who would less likely support such a candidate, a 4% increase who would more likely, and a 15% increase in who it wouldn’t matter if a candidate was gay or lesbian. Of all the attributes there is more less likely than more likely to support, being gay or lesbian is number five in the surveyed attributes.
In the Pew survey it also found that about 1 in 5 Americans would more likely than less likely support a candidate who is a woman, 19% of more likely compared to 9% less likely. In a related article by The Inquisitr, look who has endorsed Hillary Clinton to be the next president. According to the survey, Americans have made a clear change in how valid the experience of being a DC politician prepares a candidate for presidency.
When asked whether a candidate being a member of congress or a state governor is better preparation for presidency Americans used to think being a congressman is much better experience with preference of 66% Americans compared to 22%. Today that view has dropped to where it is just as good experience as being a state governor, where 44% say being congressman is better experience and while just as many say a state governor is better experience.
How about you? What would you find to be the most important attributes for a candidate of the 2016 presidential elections?