Baylor survey finds line blurring between politics, religion | Education


Those who consider themselves very religious, very spiritual, who attended church at least weekly or who feel they had become more religious over the last 10 years also were more likely to believe those conspiracy theories than the national average.

Froese said he finds it interesting that Biblical literalists are less likely to believe a COVID-19 vaccine untrustworthy than the other two political conspiracy theories because that group in the past had tended to have an anti-scientific worldview.

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The Baylor survey is structured to tease out respondents’ beliefs beyond labels and stock phrases, he said. In addition to a question about how respondents view the Bible, ranging from belief it is a…

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