Journal of Libertarian Studies

Religion, Morality, and American Politics

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Although historians had long missed the importance of religion in American politics, it has recently become a central topic. My focus will be on the late- nineteenth century, with particular concern for why voting and party affiliation were highly correlated with religious preferences. I will attempt to broaden the standard argument to include not merely denominational preferences but also moral or ethical views.

Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)


Jensen, Richard. "Religion, Morality, and American Politics." Journal of Libertarian Studies 6, No. 3 (1982): 321–332.

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