- Numbers don't lie May 19
A fun Pew survey out Monday asked Americans what traits would make them more or less likely to support a theoretical presidential candidate. Traits like military service, a gubernatorial stint, and so on all helped. But on the flip side, the most negative trait among those Pew sampled was not a total absence of legislative experience, or drug use, or even a history of cheating: It was atheism.
Fifty-three percent of respondents said they would be less likely to support an atheist candidate; only 35 percent said the same about a known cheater.
Check out the full breakdown below. --Jon Terbush
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