Title

The Political Consequences of Religious Group Attitudes

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The effects of religious attitudes and membership, group identifications, affect toward outgroups, and issue attitudes on Christian Right figures and the Republican party are compared. Christian Right support is primarily driven by attitudes toward cultural and ascriptive minorities, and such support is fragmented by religious particularism. By contrast, group attitudes affect partisanship through the intervening effects of issue attitudes.

Disciplines

American Politics | Christianity | Political Science | Religion