Election Analysis through the Looking Glass: Political Ideology Is More Important Than Religion When It Comes to Voting
Russonello, John, Agiesta, Jennifer, Conscience
DEMOCRATS POISED TO TAKE control of Congress in January heard claims by religious progressives that the 2006 elections had been strongly influenced by religious organizing on the center-left. They would be wise to examine such claims carefully. Writing a post-election analysis is like having a magic looking glass: It allows you to see whatever conclusion you desire in the results.
These progressive religionists who gaze into the looking glass and see moral shifts are using an "exit poll" by John Zogby as proof that many evangelicals, Catholics and frequent churchgoers have replaced abortion and gay rights with Iraq, the economy and economic justice on their moral agendas. Ah, if it were really that simple.
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Publication information: Article title: Election Analysis through the Looking Glass: Political Ideology Is More Important Than Religion When It Comes to Voting. Contributors: Russonello, John - Author, Agiesta, Jennifer - Author. Magazine title: Conscience. Volume: 28. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2007. Page number: 27. © 2008 Catholics for a Free Choice. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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