New Article: Bagno-Moldavski, The Effect of Religiosity on Political Attitudes in Israel

Bagno-Moldavski, Olena. “The Effect of Religiosity on Political Attitudes in Israel.” Politics and Religion 8.3 (2015): 514-43.

 

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755048315000516

 

Abstract

This article studies the influence of religion on political attitudes in Israel by testing two propositions: “religion-friendly” democratization and “greedy” socialization. The former implies that accommodation of religious demands stimulates democratization, the latter argues that domineering religious socialization does not motivate democratic attitudes. Analysis of data from representative surveys conducted in 2006–2013, supports “greedy” socialization over the “religion friendly” hypothesis. I show that in most instances, socialization in religion-friendly environments does not moderate the political attitudes of religiously conservative groups. The results suggest that unbounded accommodation of religious needs in non-religious institutions may strengthen undemocratic political attitudes.

 

 

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