NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--At all levels of news coverage, faith was a consistent theme in reporting about the personalities, issues and events that made headlines in 2004.
Pollsters in January released research showing that religion was a dividing issue among the voting populace in this election year, and surveys conducted following the November vote proved that faith and values figured prominently in key ballot issues and office races.
According to nationwide exit polling by the National Election Pool, 22 percent of voters cited "moral values" as the most important issue in their decision on the presidential race. Of those, 79 percent chose Bush, 18 percent Kerry and 2 percent Nader. The morality issue was the top issue, surpassing the economy, 20 percent; terrorism, 19 percent; and Iraq, 15 percent. Read More