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Faith at the Polls: Religious Voters and the Midterm Elections

Featuring Dr. David Campbell


October 26, 2018

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

McIntosh Center (UH 3999)


Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045


As the 2018 midterm elections approach, what role will religion play? What about the growing ranks of secular Americans? Immigration, the death penalty, LGBT rights, abortion--religion is infused in the issues of the day. In the coming election, will religion do more to divide or unite American voters? Join us for a lively lecture and discussion with Dr. David Campbell.


About the speaker:

David Campbell is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and the chairperson of the political science department. His research focuses on civic and political engagement, particularly how both religion and education affect Americans’ civic life. His most recent research examines the causes and consequences of secularism within the United States. He has spent 2017-18 as a Carnegie Fellow, writing a book on the politics of secularism. In 2014, he published Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics (with John Green and Quin Monson). He is also the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, and Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life. In addition to his scholarly books and articles, he has often been featured in the national media.