It’s bad enough in America to run for office as an openly atheistic person.
Apparently, it’s worse in Brazil.
Few Brazilian adults would cast a ballot for a presidential contender with no religious beliefs, according to a poll by Instituto Sensus published in Veja. Only 13 per cent of respondents would vote for an atheist candidate.
59% of the people would not vote for an atheist, the only category of people shunned by more than half the voters.
Here’s the table of results for the following question: Would you vote for a presidential candidate with the following characteristics?
Source: Instituto Sensus / Veja
Methodology: Interviews with 2,000 Brazilian adults, conducted in December 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.
(via National Secular Society)
[tags]atheist, atheism, gay, lesbian[/tags]