English title: Explaining the Religion Gap in Support for Radical Right Parties in Europe

Author(s): Kathleen Montgomery - Ryan Winter -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015

Abstract

Across Europe populist radical right (PRR) parties advertise themselves as defenders of Christian identity and values, but they do not seem to strongly attract religious Christian voters. This article tests a general framework for understanding this religion gap in 13 countries. Findings extend earlier research on religiosity and radical right attitudes, provide insight on East-West differences in the PRR phenomenon, and lend conditional support to the notion of a “vaccine effect” suggested by prior research.

Volume: 8

Issue: 2

From page no: 379

To page no: 403

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1017/S1755048315000292

Journal: Politics and Religion