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Master of Arts (MA)
Salazar, Debra J.
Whitaker, Eric A.
For decades now, the nature of independent learners has been a source of debate and dispute. Are those people who self-identify as independent learners skeptical, critical thinkers, or are they actually closet partisans who are simply denying their partisanship. Questions of religiosity are used as proxies to measure an individual's inclination towards affect in general. The question asked is whether independent learners show lower levels of religiosity than both strong and weak partisans.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Christianity and politics--United States; Party affiliation--United States; Political parties--United States
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Ward, Janice K., "Religious devotion and partisan intensity: measures of religious faith as proxy measures of political affect" (2012). WWU Graduate School Collection. 205.