Religious power is a key factor in shaping public policy, but a growing body of research suggests that religion is also a key driver of economic growth.
For example, when religious groups are economically more prosperous, their populations tend to grow faster, according to research from Harvard University.
But when religious organizations are economically less prosperous, they tend to shrink in size.
So, if religious leaders are incentivized to engage in political activism, that may be one reason why they are less likely to be politically active.
In fact, a recent study suggests that religious groups with a high degree of political activism are less responsive to the market than those with low levels of political activity.
“We think political activism has a positive effect on the extent to which people identify with religious organizations,” said Elizabeth K. Hovde, a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
“It increases their religiosity, which makes them more likely to identify as religious.”
The study examined the relationship between religious membership and economic growth from 1980 to 2012 in 20 countries and found that in all 20 countries, there was a strong positive correlation between religious participation and economic output.
In other words, there is a stronger relationship between religiosity and economic success.
This link may explain why religiosity has been such a strong predictor of political participation for so long.
“People may have this strong sense that they’re in this community that is going to help them get ahead,” said Dr. Hove.
“But it’s really difficult to get people to participate in politics because they may be afraid of what their neighbors might think.”
Religion is more than just a matter of religion When it comes to religion, political engagement is not a simple matter of affiliation.
It’s about whether people are religious or not.
Religious people are more likely than nonreligious people to practice multiple faiths, and that’s especially true when it comes time to make economic decisions.
This is because religious groups often have a strong financial stake in their communities.
They are financially tied to their communities and their religious organizations.
And because of their strong ties to their religious communities, they are more invested in maintaining and expanding their social and economic networks.
“The economic impact of religiosity can be a powerful driver of political engagement,” Dr. Kagan said.
For instance, when a person is religious, he or she may feel less pressure to do what others would consider politically risky actions.
“If you’re religious, you have a greater sense of responsibility to your community,” Dr Kagan added.
And the larger your community, the more important that economic community is.
“Religious people also tend to be more active in the political arena, which is a reflection of their financial strength,” she said.
This financial power is what has led to a number of religious groups to grow in power in recent decades.
For decades, religious organizations were seen as the primary force in American politics.
But the economic power of religious institutions also created a vacuum in American society.
“For a long time, religious institutions were seen to be a way to keep the government in check,” Dr Hovke said.
But now, the religious community is also experiencing a growing influence in American political life.
And for many Americans, religion is the only reason to vote.
According to a 2014 Pew Research Center poll, one-in-five Americans are affiliated with a religious group, and the number of unaffiliated Americans has increased steadily over the past three decades.
Religious groups are also increasingly active in U.S. politics.
For every 1 percent increase in the percentage of unaffied Americans, the percentage change in the share of religious Americans who are voting has increased from 0.2 percent in 2000 to 2.5 percent in 2014.
This rise in political engagement can be attributed in part to the growing influence of the religious right.
“There’s a significant amount of money flowing to the religious Right, and they’re spending it in a way that’s very different from the way the average American goes about politics,” Dr Sahlins said.
In the 2012 election, religious groups spent $25.7 million on the political campaign, according the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political spending.
In contrast, political spending by nonreligious groups has fallen steadily in recent years, with a decline of just 0.5 percentage points between 2000 and 2012.
Religious organizations, including churches and synagogues, are also investing heavily in politics.
Religious leaders are now spending nearly $1.7 billion on political activity in 2012, according a report from the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity.
According the Center’s analysis, religious leaders have spent $2.9 billion on lobbying since 2001.
The majority of religious organizations that were involved in lobbying in 2012 spent their money in a manner that was highly visible.
While religious groups may be more visible than non-religious organizations, religious advocacy groups are often far more secretive.
“They tend to spend much more