Faith and Values in the Midterm Elections

Faith emerged on the campaign trail in surprising and not-so-surprising ways according to national religion reporter Jack Jenkins. One new strategy likely to reappear – leaning into Christian nationalism. From Pennsylvania to Georgia, Jenkins offers examples of how faith appeared in Republican and Democratic races. Then political scientist and researcher, Robert P. Jones from the Public Religion Research Institute dives into key findings from the 2022 American Values Survey. From an uptick in support for access to abortion health care to a decline in support for immigration, Jones describes how demographic shifts in the country are shifting values and identity.

Faith on the Campaign Trail
Religion News Service national religion reporter Jack Jenkins talks about the races where faith and religion emerged in surprising and not-so-surprising ways. From Pennsylvania to Georgia and Arizona to the national ReAwaken America tour, Jenkins talks about new tactics as well as new divisions among the growing tent that is embracing Christian nationalism.

The 2022 American Values Survey
Robert P. Jones, Founder, and President of the Public Religion Research Institute joins ud to talk about the findings from the 2022 American Values Survey. The opening pages of the report highlight the overall dissatisfaction Americans feel. While nearly three-quarters of Americans agree “that the country is heading in the wrong direction,” there is no consensus on how the nation should move forward. Jones describes in detail how this divide is partly shaped by diverging beliefs about gender and perceptions of threat.

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