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Election

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.

Playing the anti-Catholic card in the Barrett nomination

By Mark Silk — September 27, 2020
(RNS) — Anti-Catholicism in American politics used to be all about Protestants against Catholics. These days, the Catholic right is crying foul, and their opponent is often other Catholic politicians and the pope himself.

Report: People who are highly spiritual tend to be more civic-minded

By Yonat Shimron — September 23, 2020
(RNS) — The Fetzer Institute-sponsored study also found that the more spiritual people said they were, the more inclined they appeared to be to volunteer and donate. But only 36% said their spirituality influences their political actions.

How will Joe Biden deal with the abortion question?

By Mark Silk — September 4, 2020
(RNS) — For the duration of the Democratic primary season, the abortion issue was off the table. Now that the general election is here, there's something to talk about.

John MacArthur claimed there is ‘no pandemic.’ He was politicizing science, experts say

By Yonat Shimron — September 1, 2020
(RNS) — The church appears to be wading into a highly politicized campaign to minimize or outright deny the existence of the coronavirus.

President Trump kept his promises. That’s why, as a Catholic, I want four more years

By Teresa S. Collett — August 24, 2020
(RNS) — As a Catholic who embraces the Church’s teaching on the innate value of every human life, the primacy of faith, the dignity of work, the importance of public order and the need for mercy to temper justice, I am very comfortable supporting the reelection of our president.

Joe Biden’s Pauline acceptance speech draws on hope, light and love

By Mark Silk — August 21, 2020
It was all about love and light versus darkness.

Trump’s campaign aims at consolidating his Judeo-Christian base

By Mark Silk — August 18, 2020
(RNS) — His numbers are up from 2016 among Jews, Latino Catholics and Mormons, but in some quarters there’s a definite lack of enthusiasm.

Kamala Harris is more than her gender and race. She is also the future of American religion.

By Yonat Shimron — August 12, 2020
(RNS) — ‘The Biden-Harris ticket looks a lot more like America’s future,’ said one demographer, ‘and the Trump-Pence ticket looks a lot more like America’s past.’

Trump’s 2020 religious attack on Biden harks back to 1800

By Mark Silk — August 11, 2020
(RNS) — Then too, a Democrat was charged with being godless.

Trump makes Nixon look good

By Mark Silk — June 2, 2020
(RNS) — A tale of two presidential ventures out of a White House under siege.

Poll: The ‘Trump bump’ is over, especially among white Christians

By Yonat Shimron — May 1, 2020
(RNS) — Among white evangelicals, Trump’s favorability ratings fell to 66% from a high of 77% in March when the coronavirus first began spreading across the country.

Human Rights Campaign starts election-season focus on LGBTQ, religious relations

By Adelle M. Banks — March 2, 2020
(RNS) — The national tour is tied to HRC’s voter mobilization efforts, in which volunteers plan to urge congregants and others to join them in voting.

The problem with the ‘reluctant Trump’ vote

By John Fea — February 18, 2020
(RNS) — The reluctant evangelical Trump voter and the enthusiastic evangelical Trump voter are guided by a political playbook forged in the late 1970s and 1980s by the Christian right.

Trump v. Jefferson on National Religious Freedom Day

By Mark Silk — January 21, 2020
(RNS) — A proposed Trump rule change touted as a boon for faith-based organizations would actually undermine religious freedom.
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