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4 - Secularism and Civic Engagement

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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Examines how secularism affects the civic landscape. To what extent are Secularists civically engaged, including in nonpolitical activity such as community voluntarism and explicitly political action like working on a political campaign? When it comes to engagement outside of politics, Secularists pale in comparison to Religionists but shine next to Non-Religionists. Secularism, however, is a powerful predictor of political activity, and so Secularists are highly engaged in politics.

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Secular Surge
A New Fault Line in American Politics
, pp. 69 - 82
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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