The Effects of Religious Self-Identifications on Support for the New Christian Right: An Analysis of Political Activists

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Using data from a mail survey of Republican contributors, the effects of religions self-identifications on attitudes toward Christian Right objects Moral Majority and Pat Robertson were examined. As expected, Moral Majority drew best among self-identified fundamentalists, while Robertson was most popular among charismatic identifiers. Multiple identifiers were slightly less likely to support either Christian Right object than identifiers with a single theological tradition. The implications for religious politics are discussed.


American Politics | Christianity | Political Science | Religion