Figuring Faith: Election 2012


Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 12/03/2012

After divisive election, voters support balanced approach to budget crisis

In the shadow of the “fiscal cliff,” there are some indications officials are listening, says a pollster.

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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/07/2012

How values, demographics and the economy helped shape the election

In the end, religion was relegated to a supporting role, dwarfed mainly by economic issues.

By Robert P. Jones  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Presidential debate challenge: Connecting with the misunderstood white working-class

The task for the candidates is to move past stereotypes and address issues with respect and empathy.

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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Why Obama’s support for same-sex marriage won’t hurt him among African Americans

There is simply no evidence it is driving a wedge between Obama and black voters, says one pollster.

By Robert P. Jones  |  07:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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