The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

 WHAT:  Religion & 2010 Elections: The Impact of Religious Issues and Religious Voters

 WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 13
 WHERE:  National Press Club
529 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

The impact of religious issues and religious voters on the Nov. 2 elections will be the focus of this panel discussion sponsored by Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. Panelists will discuss the religious issues shaping the electorate, shifting allegiances by religious groups, the potential impact of religious issues on results, and what religion will mean for Democrats, Tea Partiers and Republicans. The event features analysis of the most recent survey data.

Panel members will include:

  • Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research
  • Mark Rozell, professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and IPR fellow
  • Gregory A. Smith, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life
  • Matthew Green, assistant professor in the Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America and IPR fellow
CUA President John Garvey will offer introductory remarks.

Jones will discuss the latest poll results from the Public Religion Research Institute. An Oct. 5 Washington Post story summarized recent findings from his institute about religion and the Tea Party movement.

Results from Jones’ research and PowerPoint presentations from the panelists will be available on IPR’s website after the event.

The event will begin with a reception at noon. The presentation will begin at 12:45. 

 SPONSORS: CUA’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies
 MEDIA: For more information, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.