Some 60 percent of Americans believe a presidential candidate should be a religious person, according to a recent national poll.
The other 40 percent do not.
The survey also reported that 48 percent say their own religious faith always or sometimes guides their political views. An equal percentage say their own faith seldom or never guides their views.
Source:The Sacred Heart University Polling Institute, which conducted 958 interviews nationwide in May 2007. The sample carries a 3 percent margin of error.