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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Catholics, Blacks, Jews No Longer Scary

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 3:23 PM

Not scary.
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:
Catholic 95% Black 94 Jewish 92 A woman 88 Hispanic 87 Mormon 72 Married for third time 67 72 years old 57 A homosexual 55 An atheist 45

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