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Religion can both hurt and enhance democratic attitudes.

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Arikan, Gizem (2013) Religion can both hurt and enhance democratic attitudes. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 May 2013). Website.

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What effect does religion have on democratic attitudes? Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom and Gizem Arikan outline the results of three studies they have conducted into the relationship between religion and democracy. They note that while religious belief can undermine democracy by generating more conservative values, religious social behaviour enhances support for democracy by fostering greater trust in institutions and engagement in politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 13:56
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 23:20

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