What Happened to the Values Voter?: Believers and the 2008 Election

Green, John C.
March 2009
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar2009, Issue 191, p42
The article presents an exploration into the religious aspects of the 2008 election of U.S. president Barack Obama. A statistical overview is provided for several religious parties and their influences during the campaign. Discussion is offered analyzing the shift in discourse from the earlier models of the Religious Right and "values voters" in previous elections. Reflection is also given on future trends in religious discourse in U.S. politics.


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