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Readers respond: How important is religion in the presidential race?

ElectionsPoliticsReligion and BeliefJoe BidenJimmy CarterPaul RyanMitt Romney

Two recent Times articles have examined the role of religion in the 2012 presidential race.

A Politics Now post addressed who would be the nation's "most religious" president. If Mitt Romney wins the election, would the title go to him? Or would it be held, as a political science professor suggested, by Jimmy Carter?

A second article previewed the vice presidential debate between Republican Paul Ryan and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, both Catholics, and the political divide among Catholics in this country.

With that in mind, The Times asked readers on its Facebook page, "How important is a presidential candidate's religiosity when you vote?"

Some of the answers are collected here...

[View the story "On candidates and religion" on Storify]

 

Xiaonan Wang is an intern in The Times' Washington Bureau.

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