In what ways does religion affect political participation?

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Members of some religious groups do not vote at all. Jehovah's Witnesses, for example, do not believe in voting for or endorsing any political candidate or platform. They believe that they lead by example, trusting God to solve the problems of the world. They also believe that remaining politically neutral allows them to speak to people of all political backgrounds about matters of faith.

Other people will vote for political candidates based on their perception of that candidate's religious values (which may or may...

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