For decades now, Gallup has been asking voters about their dealbreakers when it comes to electing a President:
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be ________, would you vote for that person?
Every time they’ve asked that question, “atheist” has been at the bottom of the list.
In 2012, there was cause for celebration simply because more than half of those surveyed said they wouldn’t hold atheism against a politician.
Gallup released a new poll today asking the same question and — for the first time ever — “atheist” isn’t the worst trait in a Presidential candidate.