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Religion, politics, and polarization : how religiopolitical conflict is changing Congress and American democracy

Author: William V D'Antonio
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & LIttlefield Publishers, [2013]
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Do religious affiliations of elected officials shape the way they vote on such key issues as abortion, homosexuality, defense spending, taxes, and welfare spending? In this study, the authors trace the influence of religion and party affiliation in the increasingly polarized U.S. Congress over the past forty years. Drawing on key roll call votes, survey data, and extensive background research, the authors argue that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William V D'Antonio
ISBN: 9781442221079 1442221070 9781442223974 1442223979 1442221089 9781442221086
OCLC Number: 816030349
Description: viii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the stage: culture wars, religion, and Congress --
Religion in Congress : a historical overview --
Religious composition of the U.S. House and Senate, 1959-2010 --
Abortion : exemplar of the polarized Congress? --
Defense, taxes, and welfare : key votes in the House and Senate --
Does religion transcend social issue voting? The relationship between religion and congressional ideology / Steven A. Tuch and Alyx Mark --
Toeing the party line : the increasing influence of partisanship among white Protestants and white Catholics, 1972-2010 / Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox --
Discussion and conclusion.
Responsibility: William V. D'Antonio, Steve A. Tuch, and Josiah R. Baker.

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There is endless discussion of partisan and ideological polarization and a great deal of talk about the role of religion in American politics. But remarkably, there is not nearly enough work on how Read more...

 
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