Presentation Title

This is the End: The Second Coming of Jesus and its Impact on Policy Attitudes

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Major

Political Science

Abstract

In this paper, the author expands upon previous study of the belief in the Second Coming of Jesus and its impact on policy attitudes. Using the concept of relative sociotropic time horizons and shadow of the future logic, the author tests whether belief in the Second Coming of Jesus impacts other policy arenas including support for Israel, concerns about federal spending, and international cooperation in conflicts. After statistical tests, believers did not show any significantly different policy attitudes regarding international cooperation or the federal budget. Believers did, however, show increased support for Israel against Arab neighbors.

Faculty Mentor

Professor Soper

Presentation Session

Session A

Location

Plaza Classroom 191

Start Date

24-3-2017 5:15 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 5:30 PM

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This is the End: The Second Coming of Jesus and its Impact on Policy Attitudes

Plaza Classroom 191

In this paper, the author expands upon previous study of the belief in the Second Coming of Jesus and its impact on policy attitudes. Using the concept of relative sociotropic time horizons and shadow of the future logic, the author tests whether belief in the Second Coming of Jesus impacts other policy arenas including support for Israel, concerns about federal spending, and international cooperation in conflicts. After statistical tests, believers did not show any significantly different policy attitudes regarding international cooperation or the federal budget. Believers did, however, show increased support for Israel against Arab neighbors.