Evangelicals in the Electorate

THU, NOV 10, 2011 (1:34:09)

"How are Evangelical Christians impacting politics in the U.S.? Although some dismiss Evangelical Christians as zealots with uncommon social values and little regard for science, others argue that they are misunderstood. This panel explores this group that has become a powerful voting bloc in the U.S. John C. Green, senior research advisor at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, presents empirical data on what evangelicals actually believe based on surveys of clergy and parishioners. Authors of The Anointed, Karl Giberson and Randall Stephens, provide an analysis of intellectual authority within this group and examine themes ranging from Creationism to messaging. Ford Hall Forum Board member and former religion reporter for the Boston Herald Eric Convey converses with these sociological researchers to predict how Evangelical Christians' true values will translate into civic action.

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