Religious institutions and policitcal participation in America

Title:
Religious institutions and policitcal participation in America
Authors:
Djupe, Paul A.; Grant, Tobin J.
Citation:
Djupe, Paul A. and J. Tobin Grant. (2001). “Religious Institutions and Political Participation in America.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40(2): 303-14.
Publisher:
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
DATE ISSUED:
Jun-2001
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5040; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
Previous research on religious institutions and political participation finds that churches can increase participation among their members through the development of civic skills and the distinct political histories of religious traditions. This paper examines the various ways religious institutions promote the political participation of their members. We utilize the 1990 Citizen Participation Study to test seven hypotheses about the connections between religious institutions and political participation. We find, contrary to previous work, that church-gained civic skills and religious tradition do not directly affect political participation among those currently active in religious institutions. Rather, churches bring their parishioners more effectively into the political process through the recruitment of members to politics and when members come to see their church activity as having political consequences.
ISSN:
00218294
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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dc.contributor.authorDjupe, Paul A.en
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Tobin J.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T19:05:26Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:06:53Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T19:05:26Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:06:53Z-
dc.date.created2001-06en
dc.date.issued2001-06en
dc.identifier.citationDjupe, Paul A. and J. Tobin Grant. (2001). “Religious Institutions and Political Participation in America.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40(2): 303-14.en_US
dc.identifier.issn00218294en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5040en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionPrevious research on religious institutions and political participation finds that churches can increase participation among their members through the development of civic skills and the distinct political histories of religious traditions. This paper examines the various ways religious institutions promote the political participation of their members. We utilize the 1990 Citizen Participation Study to test seven hypotheses about the connections between religious institutions and political participation. We find, contrary to previous work, that church-gained civic skills and religious tradition do not directly affect political participation among those currently active in religious institutions. Rather, churches bring their parishioners more effectively into the political process through the recruitment of members to politics and when members come to see their church activity as having political consequences.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal for the Scientific Study of Religionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleReligious institutions and policitcal participation in Americaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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