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List Rules Vote up the candidates who you believe actually go to church - as opposed to those who just say they do.

Politics and religion are a troubled pair. The religions of the announced candidates for the 2016 presidential election range from evangelical Catholic and Baptist to mostly non-practicing. However, it's clear that religious voters will have a huge influence on who gets the nominations, and in order to win favor with those voters, candidates will have to at least appear to be religious themselves.

For some religious politicians like Ted Cruz or Mike Huckabee, this won't be a problem, as they've been outspoken in their religious affiliations since entering into the public eye. But other candidates seem to talk about religion only when convenient. Others have converted multiple times or seem unclear about what they believe.

Who are the religious candidates who walk the walk as well as they talk the talk, and who are the ones just faking it for the sake of getting votes? Cast your own votes below!
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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Mike Huckabee age 61 - Ordained as a Southern Baptist minister and outspoken about his faith.

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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Ted Cruz age 46 - An outspoken Southern Baptist with extensive support from evangelical conservatives.

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Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Rick Santorum age 58 - A devout Catholic who attends Mass nearly every day.

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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Bobby Jindal age 45 - Converted from Hinduism to become a Catholic.

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Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Marco Rubio age 45 - Born Catholic, converted to Mormonism briefly, then went back to Catholicism.

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Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Jeb Bush age 64 - Grew up Episcopalian, converted to Catholicism in 1994.

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Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Lindsey Graham age 61 - A Southern Baptist who attends church regularly, but isn't outspoken.

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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Rick Perry age 67 - Attended both a Methodist and Baptist church growing up, is now a practising Baptist.

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Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Rand Paul age 54 - Baptized into the Episcopal Church, but now attends a Presbyterian church, where his wife is a deacon.

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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Chris Christie age 54 - A practicing Catholic who regular attends Mass, but has a more liberal stance on many social issues.

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Jim Webb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Jim Webb age 71 - Describes himself as a non-denominational Christian.

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Carly Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Carly Fiorina age 62 - Raised Episcopalian and describes herself as a Christian

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Martin O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Martin O'Malley age 54 - A staunch Catholic who nevertheless disagrees with the Church on numerous social issues.

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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Gary Johnson age 64 - Raised Lutheran, claims to believe in god, is extremely sarcastic about the religious right. 

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George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
George Pataki age 71 - Raised Catholic but has progressive stances on many social issues.

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Donald Trump age 70 - Describes himself as Presbyterian "and proud of it," but doesn't appear to attend church regularly.

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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Bernie Sanders age 75 - Born Jewish, but is non-practicing and not involved in organized religion.

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Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Lincoln Chafee age 64 - Raised Episcopalian but is now non-practicing.

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Hillary Clinton age 69 - Grew up Methodist and still practices that faith.