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Medill Belief and Public Life

One Vote Under God

The Role of Faith in the 2008 Election Campaigns
By Ben Branham, John McDermott, August 31, 2007

The following is an interactive matrix examining the intersection of faith and politics on the stump as presidential hopefuls line up for their chance to win the White House in 2008. Issues range from abortion and public education to religious history and gay rights. Every candidate so far declared for office has been thoroughly researched for any mention of faith and its impact on their decision to reach a particular stance. Use the following matrix to explore how faith has been invoked as a part of their respective campaigns.

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