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In voting, Orthodox Jews are looking more like evangelicals

By Yonat Shimron — February 19, 2021
(RNS) — American Jews are liberal and vote Democratic; but among them, Orthodox Jews are increasingly voting Republican and spouting familiar conspiracy theories.
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As ‘Jericho Marchers’ descend on Washington, local faith leaders brace for attacks

By Jack Jenkins — January 5, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Jericho Marchers' sang 'How Great Is Our God' as they processed around the U.S. Capitol holding Trump signs and waving Trump flags.

Study: Multiracial churches growing, but racial unity may be elusive

By Yonat Shimron — November 12, 2020
(RNS) — Diversity is a one-way street, the new study found. In nearly all cases, Blacks are joining mostly white congregations. Few whites join predominantly Black churches.

In a less religious country, Biden gained ground with religious voters

By Mark Silk — November 11, 2020
(RNS) — Faith outreach on the Democratic side cranked up a notch, closing the God gap just enough.

5 Faith-facts about VP-elect Kamala Harris, a Black Baptist with a Hindu family

By Yonat Shimron — November 7, 2020
(RNS) — Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris, the 55-year-old senator from California whom Joe Biden picked Tuesday (Aug. 11) as his running mate.

Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote

By Yonat Shimron — November 5, 2020
(RNS) — Support for President Donald Trump among white evangelicals remained constant. Catholics split their vote. And non-Christians voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden.

The Trumpian breach of faith

By Mark Silk — November 4, 2020
(RNS) — Imagining what Theodore H. White would have made of the making of the president 2020.

The nondenominational Donald

By Mark Silk — October 28, 2020
(RNS) — The president discovers that his Presbyterianism was so 20th century.

Jewish voters edge further away from Trump

By Mark Silk — October 22, 2020
(RNS) — Republican politicians — Trump above all — have failed to grasp that Israel policy has never had much impact on the voting behavior of American Jews.

In battleground states, American Jews prefer Biden over Trump by a wide margin

By Yonat Shimron — October 21, 2020
(RNS) — A pair of surveys of likely Jewish voters in Florida and Pennsylvania shows that former Vice President Joe Biden has a massive lead over Donald Trump.

White Catholics could be key to a Biden victory

By Mark Silk — October 11, 2020
(RNS) — For Biden, the swing shown in a new poll has everything to do with reconstructing the ‘blue wall’ that collapsed in 2016.

Trump in the belly of the whale

By Mark Silk — October 4, 2020
(RNS) — Will President Trump's hospital stay change his approach to COVID-19?

Poll: Muslim American support for Trump rises, but most plan to vote for Biden

By Yonat Shimron — October 1, 2020
(RNS) — Muslims appeared to be the religious group least likely to support Trump in 2020, according to a new poll that also shows voter registration among Muslims lagging other religious groups.
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