Title

Rethinking the Reasonableness of the Religious Right

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Using a sample of members of Moral Majority, we compare two general explanations of activism within the organization: "pathological" theories, which posit a connection between personal deficiencies and conservative political activism, and "representational" theories, in which supporters of right-wing organizations are thought to be motivated primarily by unrepresented policy preferences. We find much stronger support for the representational view and offer several possible explanations for this finding.

Disciplines

American Politics | Political Science | Religion

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