Political Ideology and Religious Factionalism

The preference between two factions in the religious schism of a Serbian Orthodox church was found to be highly correlated with preference between American political parties. The religiously dissenting group was found to be predominantly Republican in political preference. Although the religious dis...

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Published in:Journal for the scientific study of religion
Authors: Vrga, Djuro J. 1919-1982 ; Fahey, Frank J.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Wiley-Blackwell [1971]
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In: Journal for the scientific study of religion
Year: 1971, Volume: 10, Issue: 2, Pages: 111-113
Further subjects:B Economic Policy
B Orthodox Church
B Anticommunism
B Political freedom
B Political Parties
B Dissent
B Immigration
B Schisms
B Communism
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Summary:The preference between two factions in the religious schism of a Serbian Orthodox church was found to be highly correlated with preference between American political parties. The religiously dissenting group was found to be predominantly Republican in political preference. Although the religious dissent was interpreted as reflecting and protesting degradation in social status, this group apparently hoped for more relief through the anticommunist policies of the Republicans than through the social ameliorative policies of the Democrats.
ISSN:1468-5906
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal for the scientific study of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.2307/1385299