Wait a minute – what’s that? Here’s the entire newspaper headline: “Christians ‘More Likely to Be Leftwing’ and Have Liberal Views on Immigration and Equality.” What newspaper? London’s Daily Mail.
According to an article by David Sirota, the religious people of England are different than those of the U.S., broadly speaking. The newspaper article stated:
religious people are more likely to be politically progressive (people who) put a greater value on equality than the non-religious, are more likely to be welcoming of immigrants as neighbors (and) more likely to put themselves on the left of the political spectrum.”
Sirota’s conclusion: “First, they tell us that, contrary to evidence in the United States, the intersection of religion and politics doesn’t have to be fraught with hypocrisy. Britain is a Christian-dominated country, and the Christian Bible is filled with liberal economic sentiment. It makes perfect sense, then, that the more devoutly loyal to that Bible one is, the more progressive one would be on economics.
That highlights the second reason this data is significant: The findings underscore an obvious contradiction in our own religious politics.”