America’s New Evangelicals and Their Politics

Campaign Stops STRONG OPINIONS ON THE 2012 ELECTION The New Evangelicals By MARCIA PALLY The New York Times, Dec. 9, 2011 Though public support for both major political parties is very low, one group of voters is usually exempted from this malaise: evangelicals. It’s assumed that at least these “values voters” are getting what they want. […]

Donald Trump: Apostle of America’s Civil Religion

Donald Trump: Apostle of America’s Civil Religion Religion and Ethics 16 Nov 2016 By Marcia Pally Trump gives voice, not only to American discontent, but to its political faith that it will be solved by ‘booting the bums out’. The more he preaches, the more he taps into the national creed.  Before and since the […]

Evangelicals and the 2012 election: The kingdoms of faith and politics By Marcia Pally

Evangelicals and the 2012 election: The kingdoms of faith and politics By Marcia Pally We are now past the half-mark in the Republican primaries, and it seems that evangelicals are following tradition—or stereotype–as the religious voting-bloc outlier. Yet a look at the numbers suggests that evangelicals are not voting as a bloc, laminated together by […]

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America By Marcia Pally Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oct. 30, 2010  For over a century, religiosity in America has been greater, more committed, and more populist than in any other industrialized country. Though today, South Korea sends missionaries to the US, on the view that we are not devout […]