UF study: Religious left emerging to oppose right
Research shows growing influence of liberal Christians in politics.
By Nathan Crabbe
Published: Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 2:12 a.m.
A new University of Florida study finds the religious left is emerging as an alternative to the Christian right.
Gainesville can be seen as a leading indicator of the trend. Faith-based liberal activism has long been a community tradition, from advocacy for the homeless to protests of executions.
"This is a town where there is certainly a religious left," said UF political science professor Ken Wald, who collaborated with two other researchers on the study.