Conservative-Liberal Comparison Study

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Conservative-Liberal Comparison Study

Post by brit0310 on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:08 pm

Ingrid Storm wrote a thesis called LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE RELIGION AS DIFFERENT SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL STRATEGIES (PDF)
This evolutionary study compares liberal and conservative Protestants.
Liberal Protestantism was shown to correlate positively with social class, education and various measures of individualism. Conservative Protestantism was associated with lower levels of education and socioeconomic class, and correlated with higher levels of dependence on family. The results of this study strongly indicate that liberal Protestantism is an adaptive cultural strategy in groups of highly educated individuals in secure environments. Conservative Protestantism seems to be adaptive at the group level in situations and environments with comparatively lower existential security and lower levels of education.
Don't misinterpret this comment by thinking educated liberals are preferred over close to family conservatives. Both these values are very important and necessary for survival. The study itself explains the benefits of each of these values.

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