Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New Study: Clergy's Denomination Correlates Strongly With Political Party Affiliation

A Yale professor and Harvard graduate student this week posted a new study titled Partisan Pastor: The Politics of 130,000 American Religious Leaders.  Using a new data set, the researchers conclude that the religious denomination of a member of the clergy is much more likely to correlate with political party affiliation than is religious denomination of congregants. New York Times reports on the new study. [Thanks to Steven H. Sholk for the lead.]