ReligionOctober 2, 2012

Preaching Politics From the Pulpit

During every election cycle, many churches and other religious groups find themselves wondering what role, if any, they can play in the political process. “Preaching Politics From the Pulpit” explains the IRS limits on political activity by nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. An accompanying graphic shows that Americans continue to be wary of church involvement in partisan politics.

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ReligionSeptember 17, 2012

Slideshow: Religious Groups and Political Party Identification

A new slideshow illustrates trends in support for the U.S. political parties among various religious groups since 2008.

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ReligionAugust 30, 2012

Slideshow: Mormonism in the 2012 Election

A new slideshow highlights recent Pew Research Center data on voters’ views of the Mormon religion and Mormons’ opinions on their place in society.

ReligionAugust 13, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Religious Biography

Part of a series of profiles of the 2012 presidential candidates and their religious beliefs.

ReligionAugust 1, 2012

Catholics Share Bishops’ Concerns about Religious Liberty

Catholics who are aware of U.S. bishops’ concerns about restrictions on religious liberty generally agree with the bishops’ concerns, according to a new report. Yet there are no significant differences in presidential vote preferences between Catholic voters who have heard and those who have not heard about the bishops’ protests against government policies they see as restrictive of religious liberty.

ReligionJuly 26, 2012

Little Voter Discomfort with Romney’s Mormon Religion

A new Pew Research Center poll finds that voters have limited awareness of Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith and Barack Obama’s religion. And there is little evidence to suggest that concerns about the candidates’ respective faiths will have a meaningful impact in the 2012 fall elections.

ReligionJune 18, 2012

Joe Biden’s Religious Biography

Part of a series of profiles of the 2012 presidential candidates and their religious beliefs.

ReligionJune 15, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Religious Biography

Part of a series of profiles of the 2012 presidential candidates and their religious beliefs.

ReligionJune 15, 2012

Barack Obama’s Religious Biography

Part of a series of profiles of the 2012 presidential candidates and their religious beliefs.

ReligionApril 4, 2012

Romney Split White Evangelical Voters with Santorum in Tuesday Primaries

In winning the Wisconsin and Maryland GOP presidential primaries on Tuesday, Mitt Romney ran neck-and-neck with Rick Santorum among white born-again/evangelical voters, while Romney was the clear favorite of non-evangelical voters.