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AP Poll: Voters Open to Candidates Who Aren’t Very Religious

posted on September 13, 2018

The Associated Press’s David Crary reports, “Religion’s role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.” The poll revealed that only 25 percent of Americans consider it very or extremely important that a candidate holds strong religious beliefs. Crary notes that many Americans still think religion should have some influence on government policy.

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