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Author: Subject: Is the Tea Party a “Religious” Movement? Religiosity in the Tea Party versus the Religious Right .
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[*] Post 506981 posted on 19-3-2017 at 12:46 Reply With Quote
Is the Tea Party a “Religious” Movement? Religiosity in the Tea Party versus the Religious Right .



Direct link https://academic.oup.com/socrel/article/3063259/Is-the-Tea-Party-a-Religious-Movement-Religiosity





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Overall, our findings underscore the religious distinctiveness of the TPM, while also highlighting a key source of connection between this movement and the broader field of conservative religiopolitical activism. We find that, in comparison to the RR, the TPM mobilized a relatively religiously heterogeneous membership. Although roughly half of TPM members were also members of the RR, the other half of this movement reported significantly lower levels of religious orthodoxy and commitment and included a relatively large number of individuals who identify as nonreligious. In spite of this religious divide running through the TPM, however, a majority of its members, including disproportionately high numbers of nonreligious members, believed that America is a Christian nation. This finding complicates the prevailing association of Christian-America views with holders’ religious identities as Christians, and points toward the possibility that, among politicized conservatives, this rhetoric can operate—even for non-Christians—as a form of boundary-work that marks certain groups as political “others.”


Interesting research.

However it should be noted that the main researcher is not Christian.
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[*] Post 506990 posted on 20-3-2017 at 13:47 Reply With Quote


People can be religious without necessarily subscribing to a particular tenet.
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[*] Post 506993 posted on 20-3-2017 at 18:11 Reply With Quote


Agreed. I think that religion in America seems to be very right wing if the religious posters on here are anything to go by. RW however seems to be more liberal and ascribes to a Native American set of beliefs, or so it appears.
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