Paul Djupe

I am a political scientist at Denison University specializing in religion and politics, social networks, and political behavior. I am an affiliated scholar with Public Religion Research Institute, the editor of the Religious Engagement in Democratic Politics series with Temple UP. I was the coeditor of Politics & Religion (2011-2016). And I blog for religioninpublic.blog538, the Monkey Cage, and others. 

 

Vox.com: When the Iowa Caucus Goes to Church

http://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction/2016/2/1/10888852/iowa-caucus-churches

In the buildup to the Iowa caucuses, much of the media attention has been on religion — of the candidates and of Iowa's caucus-goers. Though less discussed, religion also shows up in where the meetings in Iowa's 1,681 precincts take place, as many will caucus in a church. Has the religious right captured the Republican Party, seeking to skew the election by caucusing in churches? Not quite. [Head to story

These are two figures that we meant to accompany the piece.

The figure shows that selection of churches as caucus sites was quite rare among small population counties and very common among large population counties. The correlation is about r=.3.

The figure shows that selection of churches as caucus sites was quite rare among small population counties and very common among large population counties. The correlation is about r=.3.

The figure shows that choosing churches as caucus sites is only common in more religiously diverse counties (diversity is captured using a herfindahl index using 2010 RCMS data available from theARDA.com.  By the way, this holds in a multivariate model with controls. 

The figure shows that choosing churches as caucus sites is only common in more religiously diverse counties (diversity is captured using a herfindahl index using 2010 RCMS data available from theARDA.com.  By the way, this holds in a multivariate model with controls.