Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Religion and Political Socialization

Religion and Political Socialization

Robert Griffin, Democracy Fund Voter Study Group Research Director, and Kristen Soltis Anderson, Co-Founder of Echelon Insights, talked about younger voters and religious affiliation. They spoke about the role that religion plays in political socialization and what that might look like going forward.

Description

Robert Griffin, Democracy Fund Voter Study Group Research Director, and Kristen Soltis Anderson, Co-Founder of Echelon Insights, talked about recent data relating to younger voters and religious affiliation. They spoke about the role that religion plays in political socialization and what that might look like going forward.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the trends relating to religion and younger generations.
  • According to Kristin Soltis Anderson, how are religious and conservative voters often connected to each other?
  • What does Robert Griffin mean when he states that “religious communities are a part of political socialization”?
  • What predictions does the data suggest about future trends in the number of people identifying with a religion?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Coalition
    • Conservative
    • Demographics
    • Faith
    • Generation
    • Headwind
    • Organized Religion
    • Party Affiliation
    • Political Socialization
    • Secularism

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsPolitical Parties

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity