Is Christianity under attack in the United States? Zero-sum beliefs appear to make some Christians say yes.
Some church leaders and politicians claim recent LGBTQ progress—such as the 2015 United States Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry—is an attack on Christianity.
Researchers wanted to understand whether that sentiment is widely shared by other Christians. Their findings from five separate studies conducted over 3.5 years shed light on the root causes and consequences of such “zero-sum beliefs”—a belief that social gains for one group necessarily involves losses for the other—about…