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Once again, accusations of Satanism and sex abuse loom large in American politics

Uscinski, Joseph E. and Klofstad, Casey A. (2022) Once again, accusations of Satanism and sex abuse loom large in American politics. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Aug 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

ight wing politicians and media figures have been increasingly expressing concerns about the “grooming” of children into sexualized lifestyles and satanic activity in America. Joseph E. Uscinski and Casey Klofstad write that such concerns are a repeat of the “Satanic panic” of the 1980s and 90s. And while there is no evidence to support the concerns of conservative figures, through a new national survey, they find that over a quarter of Americans share these fears. They also find that, on some debunked claims, Democrats are just as likely to be believers as Republicans.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2022 14:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116570

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