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Ryan Vetter SO 251 M/W 315-445 1 Religious Influences in the 2004 Presidential Election In this article, I examine the impact of religious variables on the vote in the 2004 presidential election. First, I review and evaluate two theories that underlie many interpretations of religion’s role in American electoral politics, namely, the ethno-religious and the religious restructuring perspectives. Using both approaches, we deploy a comprehensive classification incorporating religious affiliations, beliefs, and practices that is quite successful in capturing the electoral impact of religion. We show that religious groups exhibited distinctive political priorities, attitudes toward the role of religion in the election, stands on critical campaign issues, and evaluations of President Bush’s performance in office. We find that some religious factors had an important role in the Republican victory, especially in the so-called battleground states. Finally, we discuss some substantive implications of the findings for understanding public policies and policy making. Reference: Guth, James. (2006) Religious Influences in the 2004 Presidential Election. Presidential Studies Quartery, 36 (223-242)
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Ryan Vetter SO 251 M/W 315-445 2 Immigration, Labor Market Mobility, and the Earnings of Native-Born Workers, An Occupational Segmentation Approach This article seeks to improve on previous estimates of the impact of
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