Washington D.C., Aug 9, 2018 / 14:30 pm
Newly released data shows that those Americans who only occasionally go to church services are more likely to hold so-called "alt-right" views, compared to those who regularly attend or never go at all.
The Demography of the Alt-Right, a demographic analysis released Aug. 9, breaks down the cultural, social, and economic factors which seem to overlap with a tendency toward white nationalism and "alt-right political views."
The analysis identified three key attitudes which it says are held by people affiliated with racist and alt-right groups. It then examined what circumstances and characteristics people holding these views tend to have in common. The traits with the highest incidence among those with racist views were found to be infrequent Church attendance, divorce, low income, unemployment, and identification as a political independent - all of which were present in about 18 percent of "alt-right" respondents.
The identifying "alt-right" attitudes used by Hawley, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama, were a strong sense of "white identity," a belief in the importance of "white solidarity," and a sense of "white victimization."