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The Role of Born-Again Identity on the Political Attitudes of Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Americans

  • Janelle S. Wong (a1)


Together, Asian American and Latino evangelicals constitute about 13% of all evangelicals in the United States. This proportion is surely going to increase as new immigrants enter the United States from Asia and Latin America and the number of White evangelicals remains steady or even falls. But the extent and nature of the effects of evangelical identity on the political attitudes of growing numbers of Latinos and Asian Americans have not been studied systematically. This article aims to fill that gap by comparing the effects of evangelical identity on political attitudes across a range of groups to better address the conditional effects of religious identity on political orientations in an increasingly diverse context. The primary research question driving the study is does born-again identity play a consistent role across racial groups in determining political attitudes?


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Janelle S. Wong, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland, 1145 Cole Student Activities Building, College Park, MD 20704. E-mail:


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