report | Oct 28, 2010

Disputed Video Brings Religion to Forefront of Hawaii’s Gubernatorial Race

Hawaii Lt. Governor James “Duke” Aiona‘s religious beliefs and his past involvement with an international Christian organization, the International Transformation Network, have become an issue in his bid for the governor’s office, according to Hawaiian media reports. Aiona, a Republican, is running against Democrat Neil Abercrombie, who represented Hawaii’s 1st District in Congress from 1991 […]

report | Oct 21, 2010

Ground War More Intense Than 2006, Early Voting More Prevalent

Overview As the midterm elections approach, there is every indication that voter turnout will be as high as in 2006, but unlike four years ago, Republicans – not Democrats – are now more engaged and enthusiastic about casting a ballot. The prospects for a GOP turnout advantage on Election Day are almost as favorable in […]

report | Oct 21, 2010

Pre-Election Analysis: Politics in the Pulpit

This analysis is a section from an Oct. 21, 2010 survey report by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Ground War More Intense Than 2006, Early Voting More Prevalent. Read the full report and survey methodology. Among voters who attend religious services at least once or twice a month, 15% say […]

report | Oct 20, 2010

Gubernatorial Candidates Caught Up in Death Penalty Debates

With Election Day less than two weeks away, debates over the death penalty are heating up in gubernatorial races in California, Connecticut and Illinois. On Oct. 14, California GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, a staunch death penalty supporter, released a television ad attacking her Democratic opponent, California Attorney General Jerry Brown, for his position on […]

report | Oct 18, 2010

Catholic Leaders in the Midwest Take on Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Catholic bishops in Minnesota and Iowa have entered the pre-election fray over same-sex marriage. On Sept. 22, Catholic bishops in Minnesota mailed more than 400,000 DVDs to Catholics across the state in support of traditional marriage, according to the Star Tribune. Critics of the DVD campaign have said that the video amounts to an implicit […]

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