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6 - Nonreligiosity and Backlash Politics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 January 2021

David E. Campbell
Affiliation:
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Geoffrey C. Layman
Affiliation:
University of Notre Dame, Indiana
John C. Green
Affiliation:
University of Akron, Ohio
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Summary

Establishes the political origins of the secular surge by demonstrating that the recent rise in nonreligiosity has been caused, at least in part, by a political backlash against the Religious Right, and the infusion of religion into conservative politics more generally. Using a series of experiments, we show that exposure to religion-infused politics causes people to drop their religious identity.

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Secular Surge
A New Fault Line in American Politics
, pp. 107 - 137
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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