Disappearing God Gap? Religion and the 2008 Presidential Election, The


Corwin Smidt


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Corwin Smidt, Executive Director of the Paul Henry Institute, spoke on "The Disappearing God Gap? Religion and the 2008 Presidential Election," presenting some of the findings from the Henry Institute national survey conducted in two phases, before and after the November 2008 elections. Smidt earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa, and specializes in American public opinion and e lectoral behavior. In addition to his role as Director of the Henry Institute, he is a professor of Political Science at Calvin College and is well known as a writer, scholar and expert in the area of religion and politics. Dr. Smidt's expertise and knowledge in the field of religion and politics have led to numerous media interviews and consultations, including interviews with Reuters, the Associated Press, the Washington Times, the Denver Post, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Los Angele s Times, and the Grand Rapids Press. He has been invited to speak at various conferences and events in the United States and internationally.

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