Poll: Voting habits of Atheists, Agnostics, and Free Thinkers


This poll is directed to any A|N member who lives in a democracy and has the right to vote. There is really no way to do polls here, so I will start this as a discussion thread.

Answer any or all of the questions you’d like, but please copy and paste the questions into your comment so that other members do not have to refer back to the top of the page to match your response to the question.

1. What age could you register to vote?

2. At what age did you register to vote?

3. How many years ago was that?

4. Did you come from a family that was involved in politics, or always took time to vote?

5. Do you vote in:
a. Every single election
b. 75% or more of all elections
c. About 50% of all elections
d. Less than 50% of all elections
e. Only for the really important offices

6. Do you consider yourself an informed voter?
a. Extremely informed
b. Moderately informed
c. Poorly informed

7. Does a candidate’s views on religion and atheism, or their personal religious beliefs, affect your choice?

8. Do you always vote along party lines?
a. Always
b. Almost always, but with rare exception
c. Seldom
d. Never. For the individual candidate only.

9. Are you a single-issue voter?

10. Would you like to share what issues are important to you?

11. Are their any issues to which you are absolutely indifferent?

12. What party of political ideology do you identify with?

13. Have you ever held a public office, or do you have any ambition to do so?

14. Where do you live?

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"There is really no way to do polls here - maybe there is!" If I can figure it out I'll let you know.


1. What age could you register to vote? 18

2. At what age did you register to vote? 18

3. How many years ago was that? Fred Flintstone was also 18 at the time.

4. Did you come from a family that was involved in politics, or always took time to vote?
Yes to voting, otherwise apolitical

5. Do you vote in:
a. Every single election = yes

6. Do you consider yourself an informed voter?
b. Moderately informed = yes

7. Does a candidate’s views on religion and atheism, or their personal religious beliefs, affect your choice?
Some. I won't vote for ardent religionists. Since almost none avow atheism, that's not a factor.

8. Do you always vote along party lines?
b. Almost always, but with rare exception = yes

9. Are you a single-issue voter? = no

10. Would you like to share what issues are important to you?
Environment
Protection of individual rights
Equality including racial, ethnic, and GLBTQI...
Frugality = not overspending but not knee-jerk anti-tax either
Education
Senior rights
Medical coverage for all
Antiwar unless we are attacked
Not promoting religion in practice or policy

11. Are their any issues to which you are absolutely indifferent?
The monarchy in Canada, Australia, England, and Thailand. However, I don't live in those places.
The state flower, fossil, tree, insect, bird...

12. What party of political ideology do you identify with?
I'm a Democrat. Someone recently accused me of being liberal and I do take a liberal angle on quite a number of issues but not all.

13. Have you ever held a public office, or do you have any ambition to do so?
No and No

14. Where do you live?
Washington state, in a suburb of Portland Oregon
1. What age could you register to vote? 18

2. At what age did you register to vote? 18

3. How many years ago was that? 39

4. Did you come from a family that was involved in politics, or always took time to vote? yes

5. Do you vote in: a
a. Every single election
b. 75% or more of all elections
c. About 50% of all elections
d. Less than 50% of all elections
e. Only for the really important offices

6. Do you consider yourself an informed voter? b
a. Extremely informed
b. Moderately informed
c. Poorly informed

7. Does a candidate’s views on religion and atheism, or their personal religious beliefs, affect your choice? i won't vote for a religious fanatic or religious right wing-nut. other than that as long as they separate church and state i don't care who they might or might not pray to.

8. Do you always vote along party lines? b
a. Always
b. Almost always, but with rare exception
c. Seldom
d. Never. For the individual candidate only.

9. Are you a single-issue voter? no

10. Would you like to share what issues are important to you? womens' rights, gay rights, indigenous peoples' rights, ecology, animal welfare, rainforests, global warming, etc.

11. Are their any issues to which you are absolutely indifferent? none that i can think of...

12. What party of political ideology do you identify with? dems, liberals, green party, progressives

13. Have you ever held a public office, or do you have any ambition to do so? no

14. Where do you live? long island, ny
1. What age could you register to vote? 18

2. At what age did you register to vote? The morning of my 18th birthday, when the courthouse opened

3. How many years ago was that? 15

4. Did you come from a family that was involved in politics, or always took time to vote? We are frequent voters, but not directly involved in politics, outside of arguing with each-other about it.

5. Do you vote in:
a. Every single election
b. 75% or more of all elections
c. About 50% of all elections
d. Less than 50% of all elections
e. Only for the really important offices

6. Do you consider yourself an informed voter?
a. Extremely informed (total news junkie)
b. Moderately informed
c. Poorly informed

7. Does a candidate’s views on religion and atheism, or their personal religious beliefs, affect your choice? Only as far as it effects their policy.

8. Do you always vote along party lines?
a. Always
b. Almost always, but with rare exception
c. Seldom
d. Never. For the individual candidate only.

9. Are you a single-issue voter? Not at all. But, some issues are so important they will trump others.

10. Would you like to share what issues are important to you? Freedom for individuals. Allowing us to behave as adults and make choices then accept the consequences. More watching and regulating of those with more power to ensure it is not abused and does not diminish individual freedoms unduly.

11. Are their any issues to which you are absolutely indifferent? None that I can think of right now, which means the ones I can't think of are the ones to which I'm indifferent.

12. What party of political ideology do you identify with? Right now, the Democratic party, it fluctuates as a group changes. Right now I'm concerned about their commitment to social issues.

13. Have you ever held a public office, or do you have any ambition to do so? I do not think it is realistic, but I would love to hold public office. Of course my real dream job is King of the world.

14. Where do you live? United States, Central Illinois. (I.E. Not Chicago)
Freedom for individuals. Allowing us to behave as adults and make choices then accept the consequences. More watching and regulating of those with more power to ensure it is not abused and does not diminish individual freedoms unduly.

Very well said, and I agree with you.
1: 18 2: 18 3: 11 4:Not really 5:A 6: A 7: To some extent. I realize most politicians have to pay lip service to the crazy people. There's a difference in lip service and being one of them. 8: D (Though I've never caught myself voting for a Republican) 9: No 10: The environment, civil liberties, GLBT rights, separation of church and state, health and science funding, consumer protection laws, and a whole bunch more. 11: Not really. 12: Independent. Too liberal to be comfortable claiming to be a Democrat. 13: No and no. 14: Alabama
I bet you're just a hit there in Alabama! :P
1. What age could you register to vote? 18

2. At what age did you register to vote? by age 22 - I was a f*** up as a young adult :)

3. How many years ago was that? 22

4. Did you come from a family that was involved in politics, or always took time to vote?
My parents always voted for presidential elections, but I'm not sure if they did for lesser elections.

5. Do you vote in:
c. About 50% of all elections or (but, all presidential elections)...could be d.


6. Do you consider yourself an informed voter?
b. Moderately informed (or I don't vote)


7. Does a candidate’s views on religion and atheism, or their personal religious beliefs, affect your choice?
c. Seldom (this is likely to change to a or b in the future though)


9. Are you a single-issue voter?
No

10. Would you like to share what issues are important to you?
Health care and school reform, separation of church and state, international cooperation, I'd like to see some tax changes in this country, it's way out of balance. Gay marriage legalized, equal pay for women, animal cruelty penalties upheld, abortion rights upheld, euthanasia legalized............ I'm sure there are more.

11. Are their any issues to which you are absolutely indifferent?
I am not indifferent to the wars, I'm just not well informed enough about them to take a definite stand on how/when to end them.

12. What party of political ideology do you identify with?
Democrat / liberal / semi socialist

13. Have you ever held a public office, or do you have any ambition to do so?
No.

14. Where do you live?
North East PA USA (originally from Brooklyn NY)
Somehow I left out #8

8. Do you always vote along party lines?

B: almost always with rare exceptions- I voted for independents a couple of times.
1. What age could you register to vote? 18

2. At what age did you register to vote? 18

3. How many years ago was that? 14

4. Did you come from a family that was involved in politics, or always took time to vote? They voted in the big elections - governors, presidents, etc.

5. Do you vote in:
e. Only for the really important offices

6. Do you consider yourself an informed voter?
b. Moderately informed

7. Does a candidate’s views on religion and atheism, or their personal religious beliefs, affect your choice? Usually not but if they make it clear that god will be guiding their rule or their beliefs are going to play a big role then I will take action based on that.

8. Do you always vote along party lines?
c. Seldom

9. Are you a single-issue voter? No.

10. Would you like to share what issues are important to you? Abortion rights, foreign policy, balanced budget, education (more specifically, religion being taught in schools as "ID"), gay rights, illegal immigration (and benefits for illegals), separation of church and state

11. Are their any issues to which you are absolutely indifferent? Gun control

12. What party of political ideology do you identify with? Libertarian (at least, most closely)

13. Have you ever held a public office, or do you have any ambition to do so? No, and not one ounce of ambition to do so.

14. Where do you live? Dallas, Texas.
Here you go, Dallas....token moderate Republican (if there is such a thing anymore).

1. What age could you register to vote? 18

2. At what age did you register to vote? 18

3. How many years ago was that? 27

4. Did you come from a family that was involved in politics, or always took time to vote?
No

5. Do you vote in:
c. 50% of all elections

6. Do you consider yourself an informed voter?
b. Moderately informed

7. Does a candidate’s views on religion and atheism, or their personal religious beliefs, affect your choice?
Yes, somewhat. Since all candidates lie about it based on their constituencies, it's tough to use it as a litmus test.

8. Do you always vote along party lines? c. Seldom - more like often but not "almost always" 70% or so?


9. Are you a single-issue voter? = no

10. Would you like to share what issues are important to you?
Business, personal freedoms (speech, guns), moderate economic approach, sensible use of military, equal opportunity and access for all, free trade as an alliance and human rights reward.


11. Are their any issues to which you are absolutely indifferent?
none that I can think of.

12. What party of political ideology do you identify with?
I'm a moderate Republican. Stay out of my personal life, setup a strong climate for business, help those who actually need it, protect the weak, avenge the dead, remove the problem.

13. Have you ever held a public office, or do you have any ambition to do so?
No and yes.

14. Where do you live?
South Carolina, US
Stay out of my personal life, setup a strong climate for business, help those who actually need it, protect the weak, avenge the dead, remove the problem.

Sage advice.
You know, I forgot about immigration in my list of crucial issues. I have VERY strong feelings about the topic and the gutless way that US politicians handle this issue makes me crazy.

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