Democratic Party officials often trace its origins to the inspiration of the Democratic-Republican Partyfounded by Thomas JeffersonJames Madison and other influential opponents of the Federalists in That party also inspired the Whigs and modern Republicans.
Faith and the Campaign GOP candidates seen as religious — except for Trump The conventional wisdom in American politics has long been that someone who is not religious cannot be elected president of the United States.
Most Americans have consistently said that it is important to them that the president have strong religious beliefs. On the other hand, the share of American adults who say they would be less likely to vote for an atheist candidate has been declining over time.
These are among the key findings of a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. This is the latest in a long line of research the Center has conducted on the role of religion in presidential campaigns. And ina majority of the U.
The study also shows that having a president who shares their religious beliefs is important to many Americans, with about half of U. At the same time, the new survey also finds that the share of Americans who have reservations about voting for an atheist president has been declining over time.
Being seen as a religious person is generally an asset for candidates; people who think a candidate is a religious person tend to be more likely to see that candidate as a potentially good president.
But many Republicans think Trump would be a good president despite his perceived lack of religiousness. The pattern is very different for the other leading GOP candidates; virtually all Republicans who think Cruz, Rubio and Carson would be successful presidents and who express a view about their religiousness also say they view those candidates as at least somewhat religious.
Evangelicals — who are among the most reliably Republican religious constituencies in the electorate — express a similar degree of confidence that Carson and Cruz would be successful presidents.
On the Democratic side, the view that Sanders and Clinton would be good presidents is most common among two reliably Democratic religious constituencies — black Protestants and religiously unaffiliated voters i. The uptick in the view that Clinton is not particularly religious is most pronounced among Republicans, but also seen among Democrats.
And most who hold this view — about half of all U. These figures have not changed much sincebut they are considerably different from the results of a survey taken at a similar point in the presidential election cycle.
Other key findings include: Candidates are viewed as religious by more people in their own party than the opposing party. Partisans are deeply divided on this question. Two-thirds of Democrats say the GOP has been co-opted by religious conservatives, while most Republicans reject this notion.
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