Journal Article

Who Supports the Promise Keepers?

Stephen D. Johnson

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 61, issue 1, pages 93-104
Published in print January 2000 | ISSN: 1069-4404
Published online January 2000 | e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI:
Who Supports the Promise Keepers?

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Two samples from the Lynd's “Middletown” were obtained in the Fall of 1997 and of 1998 to assess what factors relate to support for the Promise Keepers. For the samples as a whole, the emotionaly charismatic nature of the Promise Keepers meetings, the generally politically conservative nature of the Promise Keepers rhetoric, and their pro-life stand were found to be important for the Promise Keepers appeal. Important differences were also found between people of different education levels. Self-esteem-related factors were found to be more important for Promise Keepers support among those of lower education levels. Whereas for those of higher education levels, the political nature of the Promise Keepers played more of a role. Explanations for these results are then presented.

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