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Amer­i­can lib­er­als to­day are “much less likely” than con­ser­va­tives to feel there is an ul­ti­mate mean­ing and truth to life, or to in­di­cate that they ac­tively seek “eter­nal wis­dom,” re­port Bay­lor Univer­sity so­ci­ol­o­gists Paul Froese and Aaron Franzen, part of the re­search team be­hind a mas­sive sur­vey of faith in Amer­ica dur­ing “tu­mul­tuous times” re­leased Sept. 20.

Con­ser­va­tives also tend to be less pes­simistic about life and are less likely than lib­er­als to worry, be anx­ious or “feel un­ex­cited about the day,” the pair say. Among the find­ings: 81 per­cent of con­ser­va­tives say life has an “ul­ti­mate truth,” com­pared with 52 per­cent of lib­er­als. Mean­while, 93 per­cent of con­ser­va­tives say it’s “likely” they will be re­united with loved ones af­ter death, com­pared with 64 per­cent of lib­er­als.

See the wide-rang­ing re­search here: www.bay­lor.edu/2011re­li­gion­sur­vey.

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