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29 February 2012

The Varying Rates of Progressivization for American Religious Traditions: Attitudes about Same-sex Relations over Time Pt. 1

Using multinomial logit regression (N = 26,128) of GSS data and controlling for a number of independent variables, I find, like previous research, that all religious traditions have become more accepting in their attitudes about same-sex relations over time. The rates at which they have progressivized, however, are dissimilar.

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In terms of their relative rates of change, Evangelical and Black Protestants have been the slowest; Jews and non-affiliates have been the fastest; while Mainline Protestants, Catholics, and “others” have been moderate.

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UPDATE: This is part of a working paper, looking for a home.

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