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"Moral values" ruled the post-election headlines in 2004. Analysts pointed to go out polls, robust turnout between evangelicals, and controversy over homosexual marriage as facts that the election were determined alongside spiritual strains. quickly, even though, this clarification was once referred to as into query. In a question of religion, exclusive students transcend the headlines to evaluate the position of faith within the 2004 election. have been matters equivalent to stem mobile learn fairly extra influential than the economic climate and Iraq? Did deeply spiritual american citizens unavoidably vote Republican? used to be the morality issue fairly a dramatic new development?

David E. Campbell and his colleagues research the non secular affiliations of electorate and occasion elite and assessment the declare that ethical values have been decisive in 2004. The authors examine suggestions used to mobilize spiritual conservatives and consider the vote casting habit of a vast diversity of teams, together with evangelicals, African-Americans, and the understudied non secular left. This wealthy viewpoint on religion and politics is vital examining on a serious point of yank politics.

Contributors comprise John eco-friendly (University of Akron; Pew discussion board on faith and Public Life), James Guth (Furman University), Sunshine Hillygus (Harvard University), Laura Hussey (University of Baltimore), John Jackson (University of Southern Illinois), Scott Keeter (Pew examine middle for the folks and the Press), Lyman Kellstedt (Wheaton College), Geoffrey Layman (University of Maryland), David Leal (University of Texas at Austin), David Leege (Notre Dame), Eric McDaniel (University of Texas at Austin),Quin Monson (Brigham younger University), Barbara Norrander (University of Arizona), Jan Norrander (University of Minnesota), Baxter Oliphant (Brigham younger University), Corwin Smidt (Calvin College), and Matthew Wilson (Southern Methodist University).

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