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Politics 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious  

Mike Rothschild
914 votes 151 voters 1.8k views

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 62 - 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 47 - 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 59 - 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 46 - 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 46 - 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 65 - 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 62 - 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 68 - 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 55 - 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 55 - 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 72 - 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 63 - 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 55 - 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 65 - 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 72 - 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 71 - Describes himself as Presbyterian "and proud of it," but doesn't appear to attend church regularly.

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Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Lincoln Chafee age 65 - Raised Episcopalian but is now non-practicing.

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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Bernie Sanders age 76 - Born Jewish, but is non-practicing and not involved in organized religion.

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2016 Candidates Who Actually Seem Religious
Hillary Clinton age 70 - Grew up Methodist and still practices that faith.