Liberal Differences: Conservative Vs. Liberal Beliefs
While both right-wing and left-wing constituents practice religion, right-wing conservatives tend to give greater weight to their religious beliefs when making political decisions. Even more, although liberals consider their religious beliefs in politics, their views are generally more progressive and even radical (Jost, 2009).
Conservatives differ from liberals to the extent that their self-identification is best interpreted as a product of negative reactions to liberalism. This is most clearly seen during and after the liberal New Deal/Great Society and Democrat-dominated eras of the 20th century. Subsequent positive and negative feelings toward the liberal ideology played a decisive role in shaping individuals’ beliefs. The successive revitalization of the political conservative movement produced a shift in the political landscape that then did to the liberals what it did to the conservatives not long before (Zschirnt,