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New poll finds Americans would vote for a gay president over an atheist one

66% of Americans surveyed by the Pew Research Center said a candidate’s sexuality wouldn’t matter in who they voted for president, while 5% said they would be even more inclined to vote for a candidate if he or she was gay
Openly gay Democratic Congressman Barney Frank in his office in 2009
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More Americans would vote for a gay candidate than an atheist candidate according to new research by the Pew Research Center.

66% of respondents said a candidates sexuality would not effect their vote.

27% said a candidate being gay or lesbian would make them less likely to vote for them while another 5% said they would view a gay candidate more favorably.

In comparison 53% said they would be less likely to vote for an atheist president compared to only 41% who said it wouldn’t matter and 5% who said they would be more likely to vote for an atheist.

17% said they would be less likely to vote for an Evangelical Christian while 21% said they would be more likely to vote for one and 58% said it wouldn’t matter.

9% said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who was a Catholic while 8% they would be less likely to vote for a Catholic but 81% didn’t care either way.

19% said they would be more likely to vote for a female candidate while 71% said it didn’t matter. Only 9% said they would be less likely to vote for a woman.

‘Not believing in God and never having held elected office before are the most negatively viewed traits among those tested,’ Pew’s researchers noted in an overview of the study.

The study was based on telephone interviews conducted April 23-27, 2014, among a national sample of 1,501 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.

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