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Young Voters Wary of Mormon President

They're part of the most diverse generation America has ever birthed, but Millennials have reservations about having a Mormon president.

Less than half, 44 percent, of voters aged 18-25 say they're comfortable with a Mormon president. The numbers go down for Athiests (43%) and Muslims (30%). Sixty-one percent say they're comfortable with an evangelical Christian in the White House.

White Millennials (50%) are more comfortable having a Mormon president than black (33%) and Hispanic (27%) Millennials.

The numbers come from a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Berkley Center at Georgetown University.

The big question is will Millennials show up at the polls next month? Sixty-six percent say they are registered, half of those say they're definitely planning to vote.

The survey finds President Obama holds a commanding 16 point lead over Gov. Romney (55% to 39%) among Millennials, but he's lost his luster with young people. Four years ago the president was polling at 66 percent.

And something for parents to revel in, the survey finds moms and dads can have a profound impact on their children when it comes to politics. Eighty-four percent of Millennials whose parents took them to the voting booth on Election Day as children are registered to vote; 66 percent of them are certain they'll vote next month.

Meanwhile, Millennials with two parents supporting the same candidate tend to mirror the choice of their parents.

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Comments on this post

# RE: Young Voters wary of Mormon President

If they vote for the President I doubt they can look forward to having a job after college. They will be feeding off the public troff.
Left by KellieC on Oct 05, 2012 9:55 AM

# RE: Young Voters Wary of Mormon President

Most people who say they are uncomfortable with a Mormon in the White House are uncomfortable because of lies and misinformation they have received from anti-Mormons.
Left by LindaSDF on Oct 07, 2012 5:46 PM

# RE: Young Voters Wary of Mormon President

I am a senior citizen. I was raised Catholic I,have been an Evangelical Christian for thirty years.I can understand the confusion over Mormonism as I have read books on Mormonism. Watched John Ankerberg discuss the subject and personally argued that it is a cult. But as someone said in one of the other Blogs on CBN. We need to look for the fruit. Mitt Romney is bearing more fruit than many people I know who call themselves Christians, He is kind, generous and giving in his personal life. He doesn't act in a prideful manner.If He isn't born again then we should pray that God shows him that he needs to accept Christ. I for one am grateful that we have a man of character to vote for. His Mormonism is not a problem to me.
Left by Gretchen on Oct 16, 2012 8:42 AM

# RE: Young Voters Wary of Mormon President

Gretchen, the FACT of the matter is, Mormonist beliefs are fundamentally different from Christianity and voting for Mitt Romney is easily voting against every single thing you ever believed in as a Christian.

You might as well vote for a Scientologist or a free-mason or a Muslim who is "bearing more fruit" than many people you know who call themselves Christians.
Left by Sarah Jane O'Connor on Oct 23, 2012 3:33 PM

# RE: Young Voters Wary of Mormon President


Yep.... Thank you God that President Obama won and will be President for 4 more years.

Left by Bobrobert on Dec 01, 2012 12:12 PM