Figuring Faith | President Obama’s Faith Challenge at the Democratic Convention

Tonight, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for the second time. But as he moves into the home stretch of the campaign, he faces a significant challenge: many Americans are not aware of his religious faith.

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Graphic of the Week | Attitudes About Obama’s Religious Beliefs

After nearly four years in office, 16% of voters still (incorrectly) believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim.

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The Morning Buzz | Democrats Stir Debate By Omitting “God” From the Party Platform

This year, the Democrats omitted the word “God” from their platform, leading to an inevitable comparison with the Republican platform, which mentioned “God” over 10 times.

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The Morning Buzz | Democrats Tout Support for Same-sex Marriage

Democrats are touting same-sex marriage, which appeared for the first time on this year’s Democratic Party platform.

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The Morning Buzz | Do Presidential Candidates Need to Address Abortion?

Mitt Romney, who has been attempting to skirt questions about abortion in the wake of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s controversial comments, declared that abortion is a matter for the courts, not the president.

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Our Corner | Who Best Represents American Catholics?

This Friday, on NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Dr. Robert P. Jones discussed the Catholic vote. For the first time, both major political parties have Catholic vice presidential Catholics

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The Morning Buzz | GOP Platform Includes Support for Ban on Shari’a Law

The GOP platform will include a plank supporting a ban on the use of foreign law (including Shari’a, or Islamic law) in U.S. courtrooms.

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The Morning Buzz | Does Facebook Inspire Millennials to Overshare?

One college professor says that Facebook is inspiring his students to overshare.

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Joining the Party: On Abortion and Same-sex Marriage, Hispanic American Partisans Are as Polarized as the Public

How socially conservative are Hispanic Americans, how persuadable are Hispanic Americans on social issues, and how important are these issues to Hispanic American voters?

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Our Corner | Dr. Robert P. Jones at EthicsDaily

Dr. Robert P. Jones discusses religion and the 2012 election with Cliff Vaughn of EthicsDaily.com. How much enthusiasm will white evangelical Protestants bring to this November’s election?

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