The Catholic University of America

Oct. 14, 2016

The Role of the Catholic Vote in the Presidential Election – A Panel Discussion

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) As Americans decide who to vote for this election season, many will look to their faith in making this decision.

Approximately 25 percent of U.S. residents identify as Catholic. Whereas Catholics used to have similar voting tendencies, “Catholics have, in a sense, come out of their ghettos,” said Stephen Schneck, the director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) in an Atlantic Interview. “They engage in political life less tribally than they have in the past.”

IPR will host a panel of commentary and analysis on “The Catholic Vote 2016.” The discussion will be held in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C., on Monday, Oct. 31, from 9 to 10 a.m. 

Panelists include:
  • Cokie Roberts, political commentator, ABC News
  • EJ Dionne, political commentator, The Washington Postmcc
  • Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO, Voto Latino
  • Robert Jones, CEO, Public Religion Research Institute
  • Stephen F. Schneck, director of IPR and associate professor of politics at The Catholic University of America. In 2015, Schneck was appointed to President Barack Obama’s third Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships


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