Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 43 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, April 6, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 14
Support for Trump is driven by white Christian nationalism, new study finds
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
Support for Trump is driven by white Christian nationalism, new study finds

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Support for Donald Trump is largely driven by 'white Christian nationalism,' according to a new study by a team of sociologists published by the journal Sociology of Religion.

'The more someone believed the United States is - and should be - a Christian nation, the more likely they were to vote for Trump,' study authors Andrew L. Whitehead, Joseph O. Baker, and Samuel L. Perry write in a Washington Post article explaining their research.

The study used data from the prestigious Baylor Religion Survey taken in phone interviews from February 2 through March 24, 2017. Some 1,501 American adults were surveyed.

'This data set is unique in its size, time of collection, and the measures it contains,' the authors maintain.

To measure Christian nationalism, they combined responses to six separate questions asking respondents to agree or disagree with these statements:

" 'The federal government should declare the United States a Christian nation.'

" 'The federal government should advocate Christian values.'

" 'The federal government should enforce strict separation of church and state.' (This one is 'reverse coded,' meaning agreement would be contraindicative of Christian nationalism.)

" 'The federal government should allow the display of religious symbols in public spaces.'

" 'The success of the United States is part of God's plan.'

" 'The federal government should allow prayer in public schools.'

The researchers also examined many other common explanations of support for Trump, including economic dissatisfaction, an index of attitudes on gender, an index of anti-black prejudice, a measure of respondents' attitudes toward illegal immigrants, and an index of bias against Muslims.

Finally, the study's statistical models also accounted for religious affiliation, religious beliefs, and a variety of religious behaviors; political measures, including party affiliation and political ideology; and sociodemographic predictors, including age, gender, race, education, income, marital status, and residential context.

Researchers found that in all cases, Americans who agreed with the various measures of Christian nationalism were much more likely to vote for Trump, even after controlling for other influences, such as political ideology, political party, and other cultural factors proposed as possible explanations.

Even when holding constant a host of other explanations, a Democrat at the higher end of the index was three times more likely to vote for Trump than a Democrat at the lower end of Christian nationalist ideology.

For independents, the probability of voting for Trump increased moving across the range of the Christian nationalism scale. Likewise, Republicans scoring low in Christian nationalism were significantly less likely to vote for Trump than those scoring high on the index.

The study also found that Americans' religious beliefs, behaviors, and affiliation did not directly influence voting for Trump. In fact, once Christian nationalism was accounted for, other religious measures had no direct effect on how likely someone was to vote for Trump. These measures of religion mattered only if they made someone more likely to see the United States as a Christian nation.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Victory in Alaska - Anchorage voters defeat anti-Transgender Prop 1
------------------------------
LGBT rights hang in the balance in two SCOTUS cases
------------------------------
Real Change releases pocket guide to homeless resources
------------------------------
Transgender Economic Empowerment Coalition awarded $550,000 King County grant
------------------------------
POZSeattle and Living Positively to host 2018 Spring Fling Social & Potluck April 11
------------------------------
The Seattle Public Library presents 'Legendary Children' at Seattle Art Museum April 14
------------------------------
IN MEMORIAM: Mary Margaret 'Peggy' Platt
------------------------------
Seattle Chapter Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary Seattle Conference to be held April 26-28
------------------------------
How Martin Luther King's legacy continues to be relevant for social change
------------------------------
Support for Trump is driven by white Christian nationalism, new study finds
------------------------------
Four Trans people sue Ohio for right to change gender markers on their birth certificates
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1707 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2018 - DigitalTeamWorks 2018

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News