Elections 2020 – Monitoring of religious candidacies

Between September 2020 and December 2021, ISER produced data that allowed analyzing the different ways in which candidates for the Legislative branch mobilized their religious identity in the campaigns for the 2020 municipal elections. candidacy policies located both in the conservative field and in the progressive field. The survey also sought to represent all Brazilian regions and prioritized eight capitals in the country: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Recife, Belém and Goiânia. More than analyzing the cases monitored in isolation, observing the entire data set allowed ISER to: 1) identify the specificities of electoral processes in different cities – including alliances established locally, state and nationally and; 2) explain how the “religious” appeared, in its multiple forms, as a mobilizing element of electoral platforms in disputes for elected positions. 

Both the e-book and the survey data are available for download at “Religion and Voting: a photograph of candidacies with religious identity in the 2020 Elections”. Currently, a book with analyzes and trends of candidacies with religious identity in electoral processes is being produced by the members of the research group and by external collaborators.

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