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Doesn't surprise me. A big part of the thrust of Christianity is to gather in corporate ("as one body") worship. That we have vaccines and treatments that allow this to happen even in a state of pandemic is seen by us to be the gift from by the grace of a loving God.
Another factor is that we are called to submit to public authority, to the extent that doing so does not violate God's law as we see it. "No justice, no peace" is the direct opposite of our belief systems: without civil order there can be no true justice, only the endless struggle for power of all against all.
another guy named Dan
We know that conservatives are under/misrepresented in pop surveys - as in most other media pieces - either due to actual bias, or because they have been burned and so don't respond.
Here in Israel - where 1/3 of the population is Orthodox and the media is dominated by the small hard Left faction - this regularly happens. It happened with corona as well, to the point where the Orthodox were cast in the medieval morality-play role of The Jews Who Brought The Plauge Upon Us.
It's relevant to remind Maggie readers that "evangelical" Christians are statistically better educated and better off financially than the general American population. They can then ask themselves if that is the image the media has planted in their brains - and why that is so...
I also wonder if average age has something to do with the four categories. Just spitballing, here.
Assistant Village Idiot
Answering my own. I asked my favorite statistician. "... average age of an Evangelical at 58, the average age of a mainline Protestant at 50, Catholics are around 48, and your average unaffiliated is 38. YMMV depending on who you call mainline, obviously, so that could go older.
The vaccine rates obviously vary heavily based on personal risk…most recent numbers have 55% of 18-29 year olds getting it and 85% of 65+ year olds. "
So the disparity is deeply age-related.
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