Friday, September 28, 2012
For all the attention the political class has given to the rise of the Tea Party — and the decline of organized labor — a fascinating new study by the Public Religion and Research Institute finds that affiliations with those two social movements are evenly split among white, working-class Americans. Nearly as many respondents (31%) said organized labor shared their values as those who said the Tea Party (34%) shared their values.
The Tea Party and organized labor were also even among the white, working class in the Northeast, and in the Midwest — home to several swing states, it should be noted — considerably more respondents said they identified with organized labor than with the Tea Party.
(via Public Religion and Research Institute)

For all the attention the political class has given to the rise of the Tea Party — and the decline of organized labor — a fascinating new study by the Public Religion and Research Institute finds that affiliations with those two social movements are evenly split among white, working-class Americans. Nearly as many respondents (31%) said organized labor shared their values as those who said the Tea Party (34%) shared their values.

The Tea Party and organized labor were also even among the white, working class in the Northeast, and in the Midwest — home to several swing states, it should be noted — considerably more respondents said they identified with organized labor than with the Tea Party.

(via Public Religion and Research Institute)

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