South Polls

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South Polls

by John Shelton Reed
Southern Cultures, Inaugural Issue: 1993

"Richard Weaver observed once that the religious 'solid South' preceded the political one; and apparently it will be longer lived, as well."

Richard Weaver observed once that the religious “solid South” preceded the political one; and apparently it will be longer lived, as well. Many surveys have documented the religious distinctiveness and relative homogeneity of the modern South. One recent study that focused explicitly on regional differences in religious and quasi-religious beliefs and behaviors was conducted in the fall of 1988 by Phillip E. Hammond, Wade Clark Roof, and John Shelton Reed.