And we see how that worked out.Buckwheat wrote:they are very conservative for fiscal reasons (wanting lower taxes and less regulation).
tiltbillings wrote:And we see how that worked out.Buckwheat wrote:they are very conservative for fiscal reasons (wanting lower taxes and less regulation).
To better understand American politics and culture we explore the role religion plays in influencing political belief systems. We argue that there is a relationship, most notably between conservative protestant groups and conservative political organizations and values, between one’s religious faith and one’s political affiliation and ideology. To this end, we utilized data from the 1996 General Social Survey (GSS) and found that religious beliefs and religious affiliation do in fact shape political ideology and affiliation. We discovered that one’s religious identity and belief structure greatly influence one’s interest in politics, likeliness to identify one’s self as liberal or conservative, and political party affiliation.
Buckwheat wrote:tiltbillings wrote:And we see how that worked out.Buckwheat wrote:they are very conservative for fiscal reasons (wanting lower taxes and less regulation).
I didn't say I agree with them. The OP seems to imply that conservatism and religion go hand in hand. I am only pointing out that, while there is overlap, there are multiple causes for one to be conservative. To write off conservatives as religious radicals is an oversimplification that leads to misunderstanding and missing the opportunity to negotiate a middle ground, further perpetuating the entrenched, divisive politics so common today.
Daverupa's immediately preceding msg makes a good point. Also, a poll such the OP is not designed -- nor is it intended to -- to tell what any particular individual is going to do.Kim O'Hara wrote:
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