By John Clifford Green, Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox
The Christian correct by no means ceases to shock specialist observers of yankee politics. With the Christian coalition in disarray, many anticipated that the stream might play much less of a task within the 2004 elections. but if go out polls mentioned that "moral values" have been the main ordinarily pointed out reason behind presidential vote selection, pundits instantly proclaimed the significance of the "values vote." but the function of the Christian correct, of statewide referenda on same-sex marriage, and of non secular mobilization remained the topic of dialogue. "The Values crusade? The Christian correct and the 2004 Elections" reaches well past the moment analyses of the post-election interval to supply an evaluation of the position of the spiritual correct in 2004. The members to this quantity are one of the top students of faith and politics within the usa, and plenty of have contributed for over a decade to ongoing discussions of the position performed through the non secular correct in nationwide elections. The authors reflect on nationwide mobilization and matters, and likewise discover the position of the Christian correct in particular states. Their reviews contend that the "values crusade" was once now not an aberration yet a constant trend of nationwide politics, and that ethical traditionalism will most probably remain a significant component in destiny elections. A well timed examine of the 2004 elections, this quantity will attract students and observers of electoral politics, kingdom politics, and faith and politics.
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2004. ” USA Today, 22 September, A21. Schuman, Howard. 2005. ” Public Opinion Pros. htm (accessed February 5, 2006). Waldman, Steven, and John C. Green. 2004. html (accessed February 5, 2006). Zogby International. 2004. ” Conducted 11–16 August. Obtained by author. chapter two Agents of Value Christian Right Activists in 2004 john c. green, kimberly h. conger, and james l. guth Within the intense debate over the meaning of the 20 04 election there was a clear point of consensus: The Christian Right was a key player in the campaign.
Waldman, Steven, and John C. Green. 2004. html (accessed February 5, 2006). Zogby International. 2004. ” Conducted 11–16 August. Obtained by author. chapter two Agents of Value Christian Right Activists in 2004 john c. green, kimberly h. conger, and james l. guth Within the intense debate over the meaning of the 20 04 election there was a clear point of consensus: The Christian Right was a key player in the campaign. Indeed, the ballots had hardly been counted when a series of liberal pundits blamed Christian conservatives for the outcome (see Marshall 2004)—an accusation that conservative Christian leaders eagerly accepted, gladly taking credit for the Republican victory (Cooperman and Edsall 2004).
There also was some modest variation by category: Pro-Family Activists had the most business managers; Pan-Evangelical Activists accounted for the most small business owners and blue-collar workers; Hard Right Activists comprised the most homemakers; Core Activists had the highest proportion of technical professionals; and Peripherals had the most retirees. 7 Occupation Knowledge professional Religious professional Technical professional Business manager Small business Blue collar, clerical Homemaker Retired Income Under $50,000 $50,000–$99,999 $100,000–$149,999 $150,000–$250,000 Over $250,000 Source: Survey by authors.