April 13, 2006

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Harvard study tells parties to court 'religious centrists' (Jennifer Harper, 4/13/06, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

College students are becoming more religious, and it's affecting their political views, according to a new Harvard University survey of this potentially influential voting bloc. "Religious centrists" rule, according to the university.

A full 70 percent say religion plays an important part in their lives, with a quarter saying their spirituality has increased at college. Six out of 10 say they are concerned about the moral direction of the country, according to the poll of 1,200 students from across the country, conducted March 13 to 27 and released Tuesday.

"Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues," said Jeanne Shaheen, a former New Hampshire governor and director of Harvard's Institute of Politics, which conducted the poll.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2006 7:42 AM
Comments

Does the Harvard study also tell Harvard to court religious centrists?

Posted by: Shelton at April 13, 2006 9:17 AM
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