Poll: Americans want religious presidents, but are vague on details

Americans want their presidents to be religious, but many have trouble identifying the faiths of President Barack Obama and leading GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to a poll released his week.

A majority of Americans (56 percent) say it’s important for a candidate to have strong beliefs, even if those beliefs differ from their own, according to the poll conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service.

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