Praying for a righteous US president

Many voters continue tradition of basing support for Republican candidates on religious values.

    Religion has always played a major role in US politics, especially in presidential elections.

    As Republican presidential hopefuls battle it out to take on President Barack Obama in November, many Americans, who are mostly Protestant or Catholic, are basing who they vote for in the primaries on the candidate's religious values.

    Rob Reynolds reports from South Carolina.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.