Title

Religious Subcultures And Political Tolerance - Do Denominations Still Matter

Title - Alternative

Rev. Relig. Res.

Keywords

United-States; Protestant Denominations; Fundamentalism; Evangelicals; Commitment; Urbanism; Adults; Sexism; Sociology; Religion

Abstract

This study examines the variation of religious groups in levels of political tolerance and addresses the extent to which these various groups exhibit particular subcultural traits based on data from the 1985, 1987, and 1988 General Social Surveys. The study considers current debates over the categorization of religious denominations and presents results using three popular classificatory strategies. Analyses of group differences and levels of homo/heterogeneity within denominations support the use of ''religious families'' as a classificatory strategy to examine attitudes toward civil liberties. Several promising directions for further research on contemporary denominational variations are discussed.

Publication Title

Review of Religious Research

Volume

34

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

311

Last Page

332

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993LG36600002

ISSN

0034-673X

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