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Do you vote for a candidate based on his religious beliefs?

 
SweetLuci

Asked by SweetLuci at 6:24 PM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Actually, I voted the opposite. If a candidate made a big deal about his religion, he was immediately scratched off my list of possible candidates. Religion does not belong in politics.
    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 9:19 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No. Generally I vote on whether their issues match mine. However if the mission statement in order to fix the economy, the school systems etc. is to "walk with Jesus" then chances are I won't vote for them. Faith is fine and dandy but if you have no other plans to fix this nation other than pray to God then I've got to go with someone that actually has a vision and plan which can be incorporated into a set goal. (We actually had someone in the senate primaries that did this. Needless to say, he didn't get enough votes to move on to today's election)
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:47 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No, and in all honesty, I'd rather not know. If a candidate is advertising their beliefs, then they usually have trouble keeping those beliefs separated from their job.
    KelleyP77

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 6:49 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Two words: CHURCH / STATE
    I am a nondenominational christian, I believe that your religion should NOT effect laws ect. PERIOD.
    WhitneyMommyOf2

    Answer by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 10:06 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No..

    My political views and my religious views do not go hand and hand. One does not have anything to do with the other in my mind/thinking.

    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:27 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No. I will vote for anyone whatever their belief if I agree with most of their other political views. If they seem to be trying to push their beliefs on others (whatever their beliefs are) in relation to their politics, I probably wouldn't vote for them, because then they obviously don't really believe in separation of church and state.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 7:08 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • I vote for a candidate based on his ability to keep his religious beliefs to himself.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:28 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • Nope, nope, NOPE!
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:25 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • no. i can't even say it entered the equation.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:33 PM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No- I'm in Canada, and a candidates' private religious views seem to be much less on display here. I don't think mixing religion and politics is necessarily a good idea- private morality should not be legislated on the masses anyhow. I vote based on political agenda, not religion, gender, race, etc.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 8:00 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

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