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6 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2008 - 4:44PM #1
Mlyons619
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White Bread Protestants


Percent of voting-age population: 8.0%

Who are they: The core members of the Protestant "mainline" churches-- United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church in the USA, American Episcopal Church, United Church of Christ, and so forth--that once dominated the American religious landscape. About one-quarter report regular church attendance and just 19% are biblical literalists; 47% agree that "all the world's great religious are equally true and good."

Ideology: Conservative: 37%, Moderate: 43%, Liberal: 20%

Party: Republican: 46%, Independent: 21%, Democratic: 33%

Political trend: This group is shrinking in size and becoming more politically moderate and less Republican, though Bush still won them in 2000.

What they care about: They don't much like the Republican Party's emphasis on conservative social issues: they're pro-choice and favor civil unions or same-sex marriage. But what they care most about is economics--half give priority to economic matters--and there they tend to be more conservative.

White Bread Protestants in said that foreign policy and the economy were the issues they found most important.


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6 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2008 - 6:18PM #2
Agnosticspirit
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mlyons619 wrote:

What they care about: They don't much like the Republican Party's emphasis on conservative social issues: they're pro-choice and favor civil unions or same-sex marriage. But what they care most about is economics--half give priority to economic matters--and there they tend to be more conservative.

White Bread Protestants in said that foreign policy and the economy were the issues they found most important.


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Howdy mylons, I'm not a Protestant and I prefer whole-grain bread over white, but I agree with their social values and economic/foreign policy concerns -  which makes me a whole-grain Secular Humanist white bread Protestant sympathizer, lol.....  :D Hence, I went ahead and voted YES!

Tribalism, ethnocentricism, racism, nationalism, and FEAR is the Mind Killer... >:(

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