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Churches don’t just follow their congregants’ views and actions on political issues, they may be shaping them, too.

Audette, Andre P. and Weaver, Christopher L. (2021) Churches don’t just follow their congregants’ views and actions on political issues, they may be shaping them, too. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Despite the US Constitution’s separation of church and state, American religious institutions and movements are often active in politics. But are they following their congregants’ existing views and actions or influencing them? Using national survey data, Andre P. Audette and Christopher L. Weaver find that churches do engage their congregants politically; at least 50 percent of congregants engage in at least one form of political activity such as attending a rally or registering voters, and a substantial number have also heard sermons addressing political issues such as voting, the Black Lives Matter movement, and abortion.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 00:01
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112418

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