Religion and Politics Analytical Essay by Write Fine

Religion and Politics
An exploration of the impact of religious affiliation on voting choices of Americans.
# 113281 | 1,299 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper examines the actual impact of church membership and religious affiliation upon partisanship of those church members and religious adherents. The paper looks at research on religion in the Latino community and amongst African-American women and refers to two Pew Research Center reports. The paper concludes that religious affiliation has historically and traditionally affected the resultant voting choices of individuals in the United States, but there has been a growing trend to judge candidates more individually than from just the party view of that candidate when it comes to a choice in the voting process.

Statement of Thesis
Churches and Political Engagement Examined
Relevance of Large Social Networking Involvement
Examination of Voting of African-American Women
Pew Research Center Report
Pew Research Center Report (2003)
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Campbell, David E. (2004). Acts of Faith: Churches and Political Engagement. Political Behavior, 26 (2), 155-180.
  • Clawson, Rosalee A. and Clark, John A. (2003). The Attitudinal Structure of African American Women Party Activists: The Impact of Race, Gender, and Religion. Political Research Quarterly, 56(2), 211-221.
  • Clinton and Giuliani Seen as Not Highly Religious; Romney's Religion Raises Concerns (2007) The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. 6 Sept. 2007. Online available at:
  • Kelly, Nathan J. and Kelly, Jana Morgan. (2005). Religion and Latino Partisanship in the United States. Political Research Quarterly, 58 (1), 87-95.
  • McClurg, Scott D. (2006). The Electoral Relevance of Political Talk: Examining Disagreement and Expertise Effects in Social Networks on Political Participation. Journal of Political Science, 50(3), 737-754

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