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The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders Do God

A book exploring how different Christian politicians have used (and abused) religion in their politics. Read the introduction online here.

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Liberty-Authority

Voting behaviour is an expression of underlying values. Where do different religious and non-religious groups sit on a 'Libertarian-Authoritarian' sociopolitical spectrum? Which groups are more or less likely to support tougher sentences, the death penalty, and censorship? 
 

The data used here are taken from our report Voting and Values: Does religion count?

 

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Anglicans more for authority, non-religious more for liberty

In 2000-12 Anglicans were the most authoritarian, the non-religious the most libertarian - but overall the differences were not major

Wide gap between religious and non-religious on censorship

In 2000-12 the non-religious were much less likely to support censorship of films and magazines than the religious

Yes to death penalty say most Anglicans and non-religious

Anglicans and the non-religious were the most likely groups to support the death penalty in 2000-12

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