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Political and religious attitudes are influenced by both environmental and genetic factors.

Friesen, Amanda and Ksiazkiewics, Aleksander (2015) Political and religious attitudes are influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Dec 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Constitution is widely interpreted to separate the church from the state in the US, but religious and political attitudes are often closely related. In new research Amanda Friesen and Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz examine how the intersection of religion and politics influences people’s worldviews and how this in turn is influenced by genetics. Using a twin study, they find that the importance of religion in people’s minds is positively linked with conservative views on social issues, and that much of this relationship is due to genetics, though environmental factors are also important.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 12:12
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 00:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75932

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