Title

Religious Dogmatism among White Christians: Causes and Effects

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Using data from the 1988 General Social Survey, an index of religious dogmatism is developed. Dogmatism is predicted by doctrinal orthodoxy and public religious activity, and is in turn a significant predictor of attitudes toward a number of issues involving personal freedom. However, doctrinal orthodoxy and membership in evangelical denominations retain their importance in predicting these attitudes, even when dogmatism is controlled.

Disciplines

American Politics | Political Science | Religion

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