I am of the Catholic faith and consider myself to be more conservative than Republican. However, I do generally tend to vote Republican.
I like to think of myself as open minded to other points of view but rarely change my mind. I know that’s not quite the cornerstone of being open minded but I need to be persuaded with facts, logic and emotion before I will change my mind. It seems that facts and emotion tend to be in great supply when people spout out their views, but logic is usually what is missing from most arguments/point of views. Facts generally seem to be cherry picked (on most sides of an issue) and emotion is usually too entrenched in passion. Logic tempers both.