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|All Authors / Contributors:||
William V D'Antonio
|ISBN:||9781442221079 1442221070 9781442223974 1442223979 1442221089 9781442221086|
|Description:||viii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Setting the stage: culture wars, religion, and Congress --
Religion in Congress : a historical overview --
Religious composition of the U.S. House and Senate, 1959-2010 --
Abortion : exemplar of the polarized Congress? --
Defense, taxes, and welfare : key votes in the House and Senate --
Does religion transcend social issue voting? The relationship between religion and congressional ideology / Steven A. Tuch and Alyx Mark --
Toeing the party line : the increasing influence of partisanship among white Protestants and white Catholics, 1972-2010 / Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox --
Discussion and conclusion.
|Responsibility:||William V. D'Antonio, Steve A. Tuch, and Josiah R. Baker.|
There is endless discussion of partisan and ideological polarization and a great deal of talk about the role of religion in American politics. But remarkably, there is not nearly enough work on how