Download A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential by David E. Campbell PDF

By David E. Campbell

Examines the spiritual affiliations of citizens and occasion elites and evaluates the declare that ethical values have been decisive in 2004. This booklet analyzes recommendations used to mobilize non secular conservatives and examines the balloting habit of various teams, together with evangelicals, African-Americans, and the understudied non secular left.

Show description

Read or Download A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election PDF

Best church & state books

Christian Realism and the New Realities

Are faith and public lifed fairly separate spheres of human task? should still they be? during this publication, Robin Lovin criticises modern political and theological perspectives that separate faith from public lifestyles and advocates a extra built-in knowing of recent society. Drawing at the paintings of 2 influential twentieth-century theologians, Reinhold Niebuhr and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, he argues that: *'Christian realism' encourages liable engagement with social and political difficulties *Political dedication isn't really limited to the field of legislation and executive *The judgements of people impression international ethics

For the Soul of the People: Protestant Protest Against Hitler

The Confessing Church used to be one of many infrequent German enterprises that antagonistic Nazism from the very starting, and in For the Soul of the folk, Victoria Barnett delves into the tale of the Church's resistance to Hitler. For this outstanding tale, Barnett interviewed greater than sixty Germans who have been energetic within the Confessing Church, asking them to mirror on their own reviews below Hitler and the way they see themselves, morally and politically, this present day.

New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in America

New nontraditional spiritual events are the main most probably teams to offend mainstream tradition and the least prone to have representatives in govt to make sure that their liberty is safe. those new spiritual hobbies are often ostracized and topic to numerous different types of discrimination. As the USA turns into extra more and more pluralistic, with an increasing number of teams contributing to the nation's spiritual mosaic, new spiritual pursuits may perhaps play an expanding position during non secular liberty in the USA, simply as teams resembling the Jehovah's Witnesses did previously.

Secularism and Its Opponents from Augustine to Solzhenitsyn

During this review of secularism and its heritage, Kennedy strains, via a chain of highbrow biographies of prime eu thinkers reminiscent of Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Dostoyevsky, and Solzhenitsyn, simply how the Western international replaced from non secular to secular.

Extra info for A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election

Example text

9 percent. In sum, Bush received more than 25 percent of his ballots from religious communities that largely backed Kerry. 2 percent of his total vote. Adding Latinos brings the total from ethnic and racial groups to just under 20 percent of all Kerry ballots. 8 percent, bringing the total from religious minorities to more than 25 percent of the Kerry vote. 6 percent. All the unaffiliated groups combined accounted for just over 20 percent of all of Kerry’s support. Finally, adding up all the modernist and nominal groups (including the evangelicals) produced another 20 percent of Kerry’s ballots.

The remaining four columns report measures of religious belief and behavior: the percentage of respondents who believe that God is a person (as opposed to an impersonal force); the percentage of respondents who agree with the statement that “all the world’s great religions are equally true and good” (as opposed to only one religion being true); the percentage who attend worship services weekly (or more often); and the percentage for whom the salience of religion is at the highest level (religion is important to the respondent and offers a great deal of guidance).

Thus, the combined traditionalist categories accounted for more than 40 percent of all Bush ballots. 5 percent of his vote, while the sum of all centrists accounted for 26 percent. High turnout among the traditionalist groups and centrist Catholics helped Bush, but the slim majorities from less traditional evangelicals benefited the Democrats. So, Bush was reelected with strong support from nonminority Christian traditions, especially evangelicals and religious traditionalists, but with significant backing from Catholics and centrists.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 35 votes