Barrie-Anthony, Steven. "'Spiritual but Not Religious': A Rising, Misunderstood Voting Bloc." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. Spirituality and religion are important concepts in voting because it can affect the voting poll. Smart politicians will look at the trend that those two concepts have created and they will try to get more votes based on the better trend. The writer is a researcher associate and doctoral candidate in religious studies. It helps shape my argument because it shows that politicians look at who they can bribe to vote for them.
Cahill, Lisa. “Religion and Politics: U.S.A.” Theological Studies. 70.1. (2009). 186-191. Web of Science. 31 Mar. 2014. Catholics seem to have the bigger percentage rating in voting. Politicians say certain words that appeal the audience to vote for them. The writer has a Ph.D. and has been awarded several awards for her work. This helps shape my topic because it shows how politicians will appeal certain audience without directly saying specific religions.
Martini, Nicholas F. "“La Iglesia” in Politics? Religion and Latino Public Opinion." Social Science Quarterly, 93.4 (2012): 988-1006. Web of Science. 31 Mar. 2014. Latinos who are more religious will support that religion be involved with politics. Religion is a powerful influence to Latinos. The writer has a Ph.D. in political science. This helps shape my topic because it gives information of the Latino race and how religion affects their decision-making.
Wald, Kenneth D., Allison Calhoun-Brown. Religion and Politics in the United States. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., 2011. Print. Politics takes on a religious aspect when morality is defined. Most people living in blue or red states have said that religion is very important. The writer is a distinguished professor of political science. This helps my topic because it shows how religion does affect politics.