Religion and Secularism
During most U.S Presidential elections, faith-based policies and issues of religion are almost always at the center of controversy. One candidate campaigns on his religious stances on abortion, gay marriage, and faith-based education, while the opposing candidate takes on a more secularism and intellectual stance on these same issues. In the 2004, then- President George W. Bush drew great support from the Christian population, which appeared in great numbers at the polls. Senator John Kerry’s campaign, alternatively, campaigned as an intellectual, academic politician. The senator appealed to the more secular and intellectual population that, in the end, proved less populous than the pro-Bush voters. ?