It is my main focus.
It is not the main focus but important.
It has some influence.
I mildly consider it.
I don't really care.
I think they spend to much time on this topic.
It is a distraction to me.
I wish the candidates were atheists.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
While I don't really care what a candidate's religion is, I voted "I wish the candidates were atheists", not because I care, but because I want them to act secularly while in office, at least in the pursuit of their jobs. What they do outside of their legislative offices is entirely up to them, but when they're representing me, I want a complete wall of separation between their religion and the state.
I don't care if a politician is a "born again" Christian, as long as he can keep his affection under control...much like a Barney Frank..
But, if he wears his beliefs on his sleeve, then....no vote.
It's never been a problem for me so far but I can't say that someone's religious views would have no affect on my vote.