- Feb 26, 2021
Not only is Biden poised to become just the second Roman Catholic President of the United States, assuming his razor-thin victory survives the inevitable legal challenges, but he’s this pope’s kind of Catholic.
“I think religion played a big role here, especially among white Catholics, and that may have been enough for Trump to lose,” said Ryan Burge, an assistant professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University who conducts polls on the interaction between religion and politics.
Former Vice President and democratic nominee Joe Biden could become the first Catholic president since President John F. Kennedy was elected 60 years ago if voters choose him to occupy the Oval Office on Tuesday.
The University of Notre Dame has withdrawn as the host site for the first presidential debate, with its president saying the health precautions required because of COVID-19 “would have greatly diminished the educational value” of having the debate on campus.
As they ruminate on a 2020 presidential election featuring a pro-choice Catholic candidate, US prelates might want to take a look at Burundi as an intriguing test case.
New data shows stark divides between Hispanic and White Catholics over Trump.