Wars and Rumours of Wars: The Contexts of Cultural Conflict in American Political Behaviour

@article{Layman2005WarsAR,
  title={Wars and Rumours of Wars: The Contexts of Cultural Conflict in American Political Behaviour},
  author={Geoffrey C. Layman and John C. Green},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={61 - 89}
}
A heated scholarly debate rages over the ‘culture wars thesis’ in American politics. Drawing on the literature on mass opinion constraint and its sources, we propose a resolution to this debate: the culture wars influence mass political behaviour in special religious, policy and political contexts where logical, psychological, social and electoral sources of opinion constraint are in effect. Using data pooled from the 1992, 1996 and 2000 American National Election Studies, we find strong… Expand
Staffing the Front Lines of the Culture War: Constituency Religious Effects on Assignment to the Senate Judiciary Committee
Previous research has debated the presence of a culture war in American politics and the relationship to party polarization, but it has largely missed the connections between the public andExpand
The Culture Wars Redux? The Polarization of Social and Political Attitudes in Turkey
This study assesses whether social and political attitudes became polarized in Turkish society between 1990 and 2011. In recent years, many in academia and the public debate have claimed that TurkishExpand
Moral Politics: The Religious Factor in Referenda Voting
Abstract This article combines the research strands of moral politics and political behavior by focusing on the effect of individual and contextual religiosity on individual vote decisions in popularExpand
Religion, Religiosity, and the Moral Divide in Canadian Politics
Abstract Social group conflict along regional, ethnic, linguistic, and religious cleavages is deeply embedded in the Canadian historical experience. Contemporary analyses, however, have deprecatedExpand
New Fronts in the Culture Wars? Religion, Partisanship, and Polarization on Religious Liberty and Transgender Rights in the United States
Beginning in the 1960s, the United States experienced religious and partisan conflict over cultural issues such as abortion that was described as a “Culture War.” Recent, highly salient battles overExpand
American Republican Religion? Disentangling the Causal Link Between Religion and Politics in the US
Recent research in American political behavior has examined at length the link between evangelical Protestants and the Republican Party. These works however do not consider the idiosyncratic natureExpand
Moral Power: How Public Opinion on Culture War Issues Shapes Partisan Predispositions and Religious Orientations
Party-driven and religion-driven models of opinion change posit that individuals revise their positions on culture war issues to ensure consonance with political and religious predispositions. ByExpand
Religiosity and political conservatism: The role of political engagement
Some argue that there is an organic connection between being religious and being politically conservative. We evaluate an alternative thesis that the relation between religiosity and politicalExpand
Values and Political Predispositions in the Age of Polarization: Examining the Relationship between Partisanship and Ideology in the United States, 1988–2012
The correlation between ideology and partisanship in the mass public has increased in recent decades amid a climate of persistent and growing elite polarization. Given that core values shapeExpand
Religious Groups as a Force in Party Politics
This paper delineates the position of American religious groups in modern party politics. We first outline two different models of religious politics, the ethnoreligious and the religiousExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-2 OF 2 REFERENCES
Church of the Brethren, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church in the USA
    Independent Fundamentalist Churches of America, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
    • Church of God