A Vine With Many Branches

Aimee E. Barbeau, Carin Robinson and Clyde Wilcox

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199545636
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of American Politics

A Vine With Many Branches

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This chapter reviews the basic models of public opinion and religion, examining some of the most usual ways that religion has been measured and conceptualized. It then emphasizes some complicated effects of religion on public attitudes, ending with some possible directions for future research.

Keywords: public opinion; religion; basic models; measuring; conceptualizing; effects of religion; public attitudes

Article.  7744 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics ; Political Behaviour

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