By Dan Gilgoff, CNN
Washington (CNN) – Religion is playing a key role in determining which presidential candidate Americans support, with President Barack Obama enjoying a wide lead over Mitt Romney among moderately and less religious voters and Romney dominating among very religious voters, according to a Gallup survey released Wednesday.
The survey’s findings include bits of good news for both Obama and Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for the White House, though Gallup says Obama leads Romney by a 7-point margin among all voters.
(CNN) – CNN's Mary Snow looks at the years Mitt Romney spent as a Mormon church leader in Massachusetts.
You can also read the entire Belief Blog series of stories looking at the faith of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates, including Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.
(CNN)–On Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes His Holiness The Dalai Lama for a wide-ranging and enlightening interview, touching on politics, religion and temptation.
Morgan sat down with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in Rochester, Minnesota, following his annual physical.
The Dalai Lama revealed his fondness for a recent resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
"Of course as individual, individual person. I love President Bush," says The Dalai Lama.
"Which one?" asked Morgan.
By Laura Koran, CNN
Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.
From the Blog:
CNN: Belief Blog talks to Joel Osteen
Pastor Joel Osteen sits down for a conversation with CNN's Belief Blog and answers your questions.
CNN Money: Catholic groups spar with Paul Ryan over budget
Rep. Paul Ryan is scheduled to deliver a speech at Georgetown University later this week, but he is unlikely to receive a standing ovation from some members of the faculty. Almost 90 faculty members at the prestigious Jesuit school have signed a letter to Ryan that claims the Republican budget guru is misinterpreting Church doctrine as it relates to the role of government in public life.
The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.