The 2024 United States elections will test our nation’s democracy and the religious faith of many voters. A divided nation will choose its leaders. Religious communities and voters will affect those choices in decisive ways. As the U.S. presidential campaign moves forward, “faith and the faithful” will help shape the debate, decision, and election outcomes. Candidates will be reaching out to particular communities. Religious voters will be considering how the issues and campaigns of 2024 might affect their voting decisions.
Five respected leaders and analysts looked back at the role of religion in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, examined its place in ongoing campaigns, and discussed the impact it is likely to have in November. They explored questions such as:
- How do diverse people of faith view President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and other candidates?
- What issues matter to Catholic, evangelical, Jewish, and Muslim believers, and particularly members of Latino and African American faith communities?
- How are political parties and presidential campaigns seeking to reach and persuade voters for whom faith is an important part of their lives?
- What issues matter most to particular religious voters?
- What impact could faith and the faithful have in determining the outcome of the November elections?
John Carr, founder of the Initiative and former director of justice and peace efforts for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, moderated the conversation.
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