Rethinking the Reasonableness of the Religious Right
Review of Religious Research
First page number:
Last page number:
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.
Conservativism; Religion; Religion and politics
American Politics | Political Science | Religion
Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.
Jelen, T. G.,
Rethinking the Reasonableness of the Religious Right.
Review of Religious Research, 36(3),