UF study: Religious left emerging to oppose right Research shows growing influence of liberal Christians in politics.

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Posted on November 17, 2009 - 12:20am by Anonymous.

UF study: Religious left emerging to oppose right
Research shows growing influence of liberal Christians in politics.

By Nathan Crabbe
Staff writer

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.

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