Patriotism And Blind Patriotism

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Introduction
In the United States, it is not uncommon to see an American flag in someone’s yard or on a bumper sticker on a car. Americans are patriotic and this is evident throughout the year and especially on Independence Day. The American flag, the pledge of allegiance, and the national anthem are all national symbols. To many Americans, these symbols represent what the country stands for which is freedom and justice for all. Patriotism is common in the United States and it is this love of nation, the pride that one feels, and the loyalty to the country that many believe is what being an American is all about. Patriotism is ingrained in this nation since its founding and continues to be important today. Moreover, I will examine not only patriotism but also religion and party identification. Although people in the United States are attending Church at lower rates; I believe that religion has an effect on party identification and patriotism. I am especially interested in the relationship between blind patriotism and party identification and how much influence religious beliefs have on both. I hypothesize that if a person identifies as an Evangelical Christian, then they are more likely to be Republicans and that there will be a positive relationship between blind patriotism and Christianity. Meaning that if a person identifies as an Evangelical Christian, then they are more likely to be Republicans and engage in blind patriotism. I think that this will be the case

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