View Poll Results: Does religion affect your vote?

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  • It is my main focus.

    1 1.49%
  • It is not the main focus but important.

    6 8.96%
  • It has some influence.

    7 10.45%
  • I mildly consider it.

    4 5.97%
  • I don't really care.

    19 28.36%
  • I think they spend to much time on this topic.

    10 14.93%
  • It is a distraction to me.

    4 5.97%
  • I wish the candidates were atheists.

    16 23.88%
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Thread: Does religion affect your vote?

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    I have to put my personal atheist views behind me when i vote. Most people that run for many offices in the Us are somewhat religious. I rarely vote for a majority party candidate. I did this time and had to get by the religion. I stay away from anyone that is really religious. I also frown on those that tell me they are a special religion and they don't follow the rules of said religion.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    I don't think religion matters in the least, to me political platform is well more important. I also think that for such an insignificant statistic, we spend WAY too much time harping on it. Religion is like asking a candidate which episode of Futurama is the best (it's the last aired episode where Fry makes the opera, BTW). Yay...but ultimately offers no data into the political platform of the candidate.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    I know for me it means nothing. I would rather have a candidate that says he or she is an atheist then a believer.
    This is a contradiction.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    This is a contradiction.
    I skipped a word. I know for me religion means nothing. That is a statement of my personal views.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    So long as you keep it secular, I don't care what you believe.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    If you mean does my belief system effect my views on politics and society then, like all people, I'd say of course.

    If you mean do I vote for or against a candidate because of their religious views then I'd say I'd prefer someone who was a traditionalist Anglican or at least a Christian but it is not the most important thing I look for. So it has an effect but it is far from my overriding concern.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Those are personality traits more than they are religion. I might not vote for someone on the basis on their personality traits. It wouldn't be on the basis of their religious views.
    Ah, but in his case, they stem from his religious interpretations.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    I could care in the least about a persons religion, however to insert some debate into this thread I will argue the point that 76% of American's identify themselves as Christians and as such one could argue that the majority has the right to be led by those whom share in their beliefs.

    This country is based on the right to religion, or the right to have none. Would our country be better-off without candidates labelled as the anti-christ and the such? Most definitely, but that is the beauty of democracy. My line-in-the-sand is at the point where only christians can serve in the U.S. government, as the Constitution protects against any religious test.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    If their religion includes stoning certain members of congress it may influence my vote to their favor.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Don't care.

    I care about his political actions and integrity. His religion or background in it is not really that important to me. His/her stance on issues is the most important to me.
    Last edited by Black Dog; 05-14-09 at 11:26 PM.
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