Abstract

Scholars debate whether the recent conversion of millions of Latin Americans to evangelical Protestantism bodes well for democratic participation or reinforces authoritarian culture and practices. Using a resource model, this study examines the link between participation in religious organizations, political engagement, and political participation in Brazil and Chile. Survey data indicate that religious organizations, particularly Protestant ones, can provide skills that members can transfer to political activity; and that different religions can result in different politics.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-2456
Print ISSN
1531-426X
Pages
pp. 1-29
Launched on MUSE
2005-02-08
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2007
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