Media covered religion as much as race in election

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has an interesting report about media coverage of religion and the election. An excerpt:

… when religion-focused campaign stories were covered by the mainstream press, often the context was negative, controversial or focused on a perceived political problem.
In all, religion was a significant but not overriding storyline in the media coverage of the 2008 campaign. But in a campaign in which an Obama victory would give the U.S. its first black president, religion received as much coverage in the media as race.

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2 Responses to Media covered religion as much as race in election

  1. Wednesday says:

    Very true! Makes a chnage to see someone spell it out like that. :)

  2. Champ says:

    That’s going to make things a lot eisaer from here on out.

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