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How future Supreme Court rulings may fuel the decline of religion in the US

Neiheisel, Jacob and Djupe, Paul A. (2022) How future Supreme Court rulings may fuel the decline of religion in the US. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Jul 2022). Blog Entry.

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Following the Supreme Court’s ruling which overturned Roe V. Wade, there has been fresh concern that subsequent cases may also overturn the right to same-sex relationships and marriage. In new research Jacob R. Neiheisel and Paul A. Djupe examine the link between changing attitudes towards gay rights and Americans’ declining religiosity. They find that increasing support for same-sex marriage over time is linked to falling attendance in houses of worship. Conflict within congregations which may increase following a new Supreme Court ruling, they argue, may cause more people to leave the organized religious services that they feel they no longer fit.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2022 10:24
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 10:24

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