Feminism and hostile sexism among the religiously affiliated.


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This research examines the relationship between religious identification and feminist identification. Additionally, it investigates the extent of hostile sexist attitudes among those who identify as religious feminists. Utilizing 2016 American National Election Survey data, I find that religious women are no more or less likely to identify as feminist than the religiously unaffiliated, while Evangelical and Black Protestant men are less likely to identify as feminist. Further, both Black and Protestant women and Catholic men who identify as feminist express hostile sexism sentiment to a higher degree than their feminist unaffiliated counterparts, along with Latinas and Asian-identified men. This study offers quantitative insights into the relationship between feminist identification, religious affiliation, and hostile sexist attitudes. Additional implications for this study include conceptualizations of feminism and sexism more broadly in society.



Religion. Sexism. Feminism.