Critics of the Bush administration’s “faith-based” initiatives have argued that directing public monies to religious organizations that provide social services might inhibit such organizations from engaging in political activity. By becoming dependent on such money, critics argue, religious organizations would likely become reluctant to criticize government policies for fear of losing funding.

Yet a study published last April in the American Sociological Review seems to cast doubt on that...

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