WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Four experts will discuss trends among American Catholic voters at a symposium to be held one week following this year’s election, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., at CUA’s Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. Panelists will include pollster John Zogby, CUA politics professors Mark Rozell and John White and Washington Post reporter Tom Edsall.


WHAT:           Symposium: The Catholic Vote, 2002


WHEN:           Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002

                        2 p.m.


WHERE:        CUA’s Life Cycle Institute Auditorium

620 Michigan Avenue NE

Washington, DC


DETAILS:      Four panelists will address the recent history of Catholic voter behavior and the ways in which recent trends played out in the November 2002 election. The event is free and open to the public.


                        Mark Rozell, CUA professor of politics, will provide an overview of Catholic voting patterns in past elections. John White, CUA professor of politics, and John Zogby, president and CEO of Zogby International, will examine results from this year’s election and will report on their monitoring of Catholic voter sentiment. In conclusion, The Washington Post’s Tom Edsall will speak about the changing behavior of Catholic voters in the larger context of realignment in American politics.


                        For more information about the symposium, contact Leslie Woodcock Tentler at 202-319-5484.


SPONSOR:     The Center for American Catholic Studies


MEDIA:         Media participation is welcome; journalists wishing to cover the event must contact Chris Harrison or Victor Nakas at 202-319-5600 to make arrangements.