Is There a Religious Left?: Evidence from the 2006 and 2008 ANES

27 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last revised: 27 Aug 2009

Stephen T. Mockabee

University of Cincinnati - Department of Political Science

Kenneth D. Wald

University of Florida

David C. Leege

University of Notre Dame - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

With the aid of new religiosity items on the ANES we are able to uncover considerable evidence of a “Religious Left” made up of Christians who hold a communitarian view of their faith. Going beyond the conventional “God Gap” perspective that relies on measures of individual piety, our findings demonstrate that communitarian religiosity influences partisanship, policy views, and presidential vote choice.

Suggested Citation

Mockabee, Stephen T. and Wald, Kenneth D. and Leege, David C., Is There a Religious Left?: Evidence from the 2006 and 2008 ANES (2009). APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1451098

Stephen T. Mockabee

University of Cincinnati - Department of Political Science ( email )

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
United States

Kenneth D. Wald (Contact Author)

University of Florida ( email )

POB 117325
Gainesville, FL 3261-7325
United States
352-219-5925 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/kenwald

David C. Leege

University of Notre Dame - Department of Political Science ( email )

Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

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