Title

Roman Catholic Priests

Document Type

Chapter

Abstract

In recent years, there has been increased interest in the politics of Roman Catholicism among academic observers and political activists alike. Such attention to the political behavior of Catholics is not surprising: by any measure, Catholics are an enormous constituency, representing the largest religious denomination in the United States. Further, this huge component of the U.S. population is disproportionately concentrated in large, urban, “swing” states rich in electoral votes (Bendyna and Perl 2000). Thus, the size and geographical dispersion of the Catholic vote renders American Catholics of great interest to observers of United States politics.

Disciplines

American Politics | Catholic Studies | Political Science | Religion


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