The latest Gallup indicates that Americans no longer consider Catholics, blacks or Jews very scary.
The poll asked the question: "If your party nominated a well-qualified candidate for White House '08 who was ______, would you vote for that person?" More than 90 percent said they'd vote for a Jew or a black person. And a whopping 95 percent said they'd support a Catholic -- if the White House liquor cabinet stayed locked.
Women and hispanics both fell in the 80 percent range, but it goes downhill from there. Mormons, for example, are still considered somewhat scary, because they have multiple wives and don't drink caffeine. People who've been married three times are also considered suspect, as are homos, old people, and athiests. A look at the percentage of "yes" votes:
A woman 88
for third time 67
72 years old 57
A homosexual 55
An atheist 45