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November 2021

Who supports the promise keepers?

Journal/Book: Sociol Relig. 2000; 61: Marist Hall Room 108, Catholic Univ America, Washington, DC 20064, USA. Assoc Sociology Religion. 93-104.

Abstract: Two samples from the Lynd's ''Middletown'' were obtained in the Fall of 1997 and of 1998 to assess what factors relate to support for the Promise Keepers. For the samples as a whole, the emotional, charismatic nature of the Promise Keepers meetings, the generally politically conservative nature of the Promise Keepers rhetoric, and their pro-life stand were found to be important for the Promise Keepers appeal. Important differences were also found between people of different education levels. Self-esteem-related factors were found to be more important for Promise Keepers support among those of lower education levels. Whereas for those of higher education levels, the political nature of the Promise Keepers played more of a role. Explanations for these results are then presented.

Note: Article Johnson SD, Ball State Univ, Dept Sociol, Muncie,IN 47306 USA


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