Monday, July 19

Religion and politics

Gerald Zeliezer writes in The 'God gap': A political myth in USA Today about the varieties of religious voters. I found his citation of John Green's work most interesting:

Potter is among those voters whom scholars such as John Green of the University of Akron have identified as "freestyle evangelists" — "mostly white, living in suburbs in the South, Midwest and Northwest, attending megachurches and sending their kids to public schools." They are theologically conservative but politically independent, interested in social welfare and the environment and ripe for the plucking by a Democrat who will reveal how his faith informs his political decisions.
That describes me and some of my friends pretty well.

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