Protestant Clergy and the Culture Wats: An Empirical Test of Hunter's Thesis.

@article{Uecker2011ProtestantCA,
  title={Protestant Clergy and the Culture Wats: An Empirical Test of Hunter's Thesis.},
  author={J. Uecker and Glenn Lucke},
  journal={Journal for the scientific study of religion},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={
          692-706
        }
}
This study instead focuses on culture wars among religious elites-clergy-and tests three aspects of the culture wars thesis: (1) whether cultural wars exist at all among religious elites, (2) whether clergy attitudes are polarized on these issues, and (3) whether religious authority or religious affiliation is more salient in creating culture wars cleavages. Using data from a large random sample of Protestant clergy, we find a substantial amount of engagement in culture wars by all types of… Expand
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