By Reid Wilson
January 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm ET
A majority of registered voters say they would not vote for a Muslim candidate for president, while a plurality say they wouldn’t support an atheist, either, this week’s Morning Consult survey finds.
About eight in ten voters say they would consider voting for a woman and an African American, while 72 percent say they would vote for a Hispanic candidate. And half of Americans, 51 percent, said they would vote for a gay or lesbian candidate for the nation’s highest office.
But a socialist? Not so fast: Just 32 percent said they would back a socialist candidate, compared with 43 percent who said they wouldn’t.
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be ___, would you vote for that person?
Yes No Female 81% 7% Black 79 8 Catholic 73 9 Hispanic 72 12 Jewish 67 15 Gay/Lesbian 51 30 Atheist 36 44 Socialist 32 43 Muslim 28 52
Source: Morning Consult.
The Morning Consult survey of 4,060 registered voters, conducted January 14-17, comes with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. Want to explore the full data? Don’t forget to check out Morning Consult Intelligence, the most powerful polling platform on the internet.
Reid Wilson previously worked at Morning Consult as an editor.