65% of polled Republicans and 41% of polled Democrats think it’s appropriate for presidential candidates to talk publicly about their religious views. A majority of both Democrats and Republicans said religious leaders should not urge voters to vote for or against a candidate. This poll also includes questions about importance of shared and/or strong religious [...]
50% feel it’s appropriate for a candidate to talk about their religious beliefs; 70% say it’s not appropriate for a religious leader to urge people to vote for a specific candidate; 38% said it’s very/somewhat important that a candidate share their beliefs; 63% said it’s important (very or somewhat) for a candidate to have strong [...]
By a two-to-one margin (62% to 29%), Republicans say a president should use his faith to guide his presidential decisions. By contrast, Democrats reject this idea by a similar two-to-one margin (58% to 32%). While the overwhelming majority of Republican voters (71%) agree that religious values should serve as a guide to what political leaders [...]
63% said they would vote for a qualified Mormon who was the Republican candidate; 66% said the same thing about a hypothetical Democratic candidate.