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June 23, 2011

What Counts in an Election?

A recent survey of voters by the Barna Group has found most Americans will cast their votes in 2012 based on issues like healthcare, taxes, terrorism, and employment. In other words, issues that “affect their personal security and comfort,” while issues like abortion, poverty, environmental policy, and gay marriage -- or the “moral” issues- were significantly less important to most voters.

But there was a clear exception. Self-identified religious conservatives clearly cared about more issues than the non-religious. And that’s the way it should be. A Biblical perspective sees all dimensions of reality as important to God. Real biblical faith doesn’t close our minds to certain areas of public concern; it opens our minds to see the full breadth of the human experience.

On the other hand, secularism limits our view, failing to see the important connection between issues of civic policy and personal morality.

Further Reading

Survey: Most Voters Interested in Issues Concerning Security and Comfort, Least Concerned with Moral Issues
Barna Group | April 05, 2011

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