Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Religiosity and patriotism



MIDUS Study participants were asked two questions: 1) how important is religion in your life; and 2) how closely do you identify as an American.  Answers are summarized in the chart (sample size = 3,619). 

You can see that religiosity and patriotism tend to go together. This is consistent with a study cited in Who Are We that found that religious countries are more patriotic. Evangelical efforts to convert non-observant Hispanics might help assimilate them.

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