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Bias against a Mormon Presidential Candidate Same as in 1967

posted on June 22, 2012

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.” 

Read at Gallup