February 5, 2008

This Is My Country

On this Super Tuesday when Americans are heading to the polls in many states and predictions are that we may soon have a Republican nominee, it is worth remembering that some of America's problems cannot be solved by a presidential election. Some problems will be slow to change and will require considerable support for an often neglected educational system.
  • 78% of Americans have favorable views of presidential candidates citing the Christian bible when speaking about their political positions.
  • 75% of Americans believe that it is appropriate for each President to be sworn into office on a Christian bible.
  • 60% report that they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who "speaks publicly about following the example of admirable leaders from the Bible and who consistently uses the Bible for guidance in both public and personal matters."
  • 50% would not vote for an atheist.
- Source: The American Bible Society using a nationwide survey of 1,008 adults matched to U.S. census data on age and race conducted by Zogby (see Newsmax).

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