Religion, Euroskpeticism and the Media
Resume

The proposed project enquires into the role of religion in relation to emerging and increasing public reluctance towards European integration. There are two ways in which religion can be related to Euro-skepticism. First of all, religious people may be guided in their (political) choices by their religious convictions, and they may be influenced by institutional expectations, elites and representatives from their churches. This is an influence of religiosity itself. Secondly, secular people may have negative feelings towards religion, and religious people may have negative feelings towards secularism as well as other religions. This is an influence of attitudes towards religion. We will study the role of religion in both ways: as a socio-structural precondition for behavior, but also as an attitudinal variable.

Start Date
2007-09-15
End Date
2010-10-15
External Partners
CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Data from Ciência-IUL
ISCTE FCT Portugal
W3C