Religious Coalitions and Super Tuesday

On Super Tuesday, John McCain benefited greatly from winner-take-all primaries in big states, but he also assembled the broad religious coalition that characterized his previous victories. California is a good ...

Religion and Super Tuesday

The early presidential contests provide a glimpse of the role religion may play on Super Tuesday. Two patterns are evident in the initial election results: reliance on a single religious ...

Huckabee and the Born Again Vote

In a previous post, Mark noted Huckabee’s similar performance among born again voters in Iowa (46 percent) and South Carolina (43 percent) and wondered if the religious differences among evangelicals ...

Religion and the NH Primary

Religion figured in important and differing ways into the victories of John McCain and Hillary Clinton in this weeks’ New Hampshire primary. On route to a five-percentage point win over ...

Huckabee and Catholics

Klinkner’s map about the Huckabee vote and Catholics counties in Iowa is pretty interesting. It fits well with what we know about the Huckabee vote from survey data. It may ...

Fueled by the Faithful

As anticipated, Mike Huckabee’s victory in the Iowa caucuses was fueled by support from religious conservatives. Huckabee received 46 percent of the votes of self-identified “born-again Christians” among the GOP ...

Romney and the Faith Factor

Looking back at year’s end on Mitt Romney’s “Faith in America” speech, I see it as a touchstone for the new role of religion in contemporary American politics. The speech ...