Issues: Impact of religion on voting

Sarah Tucek, Contributor

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How important was religion for today’s voters?

According to an article from the Pew Research Center, one-fifth of the American public and one-third of adults under 30 are religiously unaffiliated today, which is one of several indicators suggesting that the U.S. public as a whole may be gradually growing less religious.

A nun from the Felician Sisters disagrees. Sister Rene said people should vote by their religious views and that it takes a lot of courage to do that.

According to another article from the Pew Research Center, neither Obama nor his republican challenger Mitt Romney has established a consistent lead among Catholic voters as a whole, which could make devout Catholics a swing vote in tonight’s election if they turn out in great number and vote according to the Catholic Church’s stance.

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