Read a Dec. 17, 2011, New York Times story about the impact of Newt Gingrich’s religion on the 2012 campaign.
Read a Dec. 27, 2011, New York Times story about how Republican presidential hopefuls have injected religion more overtly than ever into their campaign ads.
Read a Jan. 3, 2012, Religion News Service story (posted by The Salt Lake Tribune) about the newly formed National Atheist Party.
Read the Secular Coalition for America’s scorecard on the 2012 presidential candidates; most fared poorly in the group’s judgment on matters of church-state separation, evolution and the like.
See a Feb. 4, 2012, New York Times op-ed column by Frank Bruni about the impact of Mitt Romney’s religion on his campaign.
Read a Feb. 6, 2012, story in The New Republic by religious studies scholar Randall Balmer about the impact of Mitt Romney’s religion on his campaign.
Read a Feb. 8, 2012, article in The New Republic on the potential impact of Mitt Romney’s religion on his politics.
A December 2011 national survey conducted for The Salt Lake Tribune found that about one in four evangelicals would be uncomfortable voting for a Mormon, even though they and Mormons think alike on many social issues.
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, based at Georgetown University, has a website that tracked the religious rhetoric of leading candidates for the 2012 presidential election.