Researchers often find that Americans do not like to say what influences their behavior, especially when it comes to politics. A survey conducted by the Barna Group suggests that religious beliefs do have a strong effect on voting habits. Approximately one-third of respondents said religious beliefs exerted a lot of influence on their decisions. Barna said the research supports the widely-held idea that beliefs strongly influence most evangelicals. He said, “Evangelicals take a lot of criticism for their blending of faith and politics, but they believe that their faith is meant to be integrated into every dimension of their life. The research shows that they are following through on that belief.”-By Jim Sandell
Religious beliefs have the greatest influence on voting decisions, October 27, 2016. https://www.barna.com/research/religious-beliefs-have-greatest-influence-on-voting-decisions,, Accessed October 27, 2016.
Romans 13:1 (HCSB) “Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.”