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Culture of Life

College Students Care

A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.

BY John Lilly

May 7-13, 2006 Issue | Posted 5/8/06 at 10:00 AM


Seven out of every 10 college students believe that religion is important in their lives, according to a poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. So it’s not surprising that most say they view key political issues through a moral lens — signaling that they intend to vote according to what they think is right, not what seems most beneficial or expedient to them. “If [politicians] are going to go after this demographic, it’s not just about the issues but about fairness and morality,” said Harvard lecturer David King, who supervised the survey. “What I hope politicians will talk about is whether their policies are fundamentally just or unjust.”

 Source: The Christian Science

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