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Survey: Religion a key factor in determining support for Obama vs. Romney
Romney leads big among very religious Americans, but Obama dominates among the moderately religious and unreligious.
April 25th, 2012
01:33 PM ET

Survey: Religion a key factor in determining support for Obama vs. Romney

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.

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: 2012 Election • Barack Obama • Mitt Romney • Polls

April 25th, 2012
11:23 AM ET

Romney's days as a Mormon bishop

(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.


April 25th, 2012
11:14 AM ET

The Dalai Lama sits down with Piers Morgan

(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.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Buddhism • Content Partner • TV-Piers Morgan

April 25th, 2012
04:42 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Wednesday, April 25

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.

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- CNN's Laura Koran

Filed under: Morning Read

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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 and Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team.

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