Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Faith in the 2012 Election

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Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor Mitt Romney, remained a lingering issue throughout the campaign. The challenges of Islam in America and how to respond to revolutions across the Muslim world have increasing salience. Moreover, divisive social issues with a religious dimension, including abortion and same-sex marriage, played a role in both the primaries and the general election. This site compiles the statements of the candidates and their running mates on these and related issues.

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