Bias against a Mormon Presidential Candidate Same as in 1967

Frank Newport reports for Gallup on that organization’s new poll, which finds that 18 percent of Americans would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate. According to the poll, the two groups most reluctant to vote for a Mormon for president are “the least educated and Democrats.” “The stability of resistance to a Mormon presidential candidate over the past 45 years is an anomaly,” writes Newport, “given that resistance to a candidate who is black, a woman, or Jewish has declined substantially over the same period of time.” 

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