Filipinos have always formed and joined associations devoted to every imaginable purpose, whether social, cultural, recreational, religious, or political. These tangible expressions of Filipinos’ seemingly endless capacity for associational life have motivated scholarly inquiries since the early days. We begin this inquiry with few a priori assumptions about associational life. We do not assume the interests of the groups being studied, levels of interaction among group members, or the nature and frequency of communication within such groups. Instead, we measure the probable number of people who most likely agree that the Church had indeed been such an influence in politics. For years, the battle between the Church and the politics has been massively an issue most especially here in the Philippines. Religious adherents rarely characterize themselves as members of religious families. Also, the religious commitment approach further assumes a uniform message content through churches and denominations in a religious tradition.
B. Statement of the Problem
C. Advantage of the Study
The advantage of this study is to specify and measure the salient aspects of the associational will become apparent: articulating a more fully specified model of how religion and politics affect the mind and behavior of people while also providing a clearer understanding of the contributions of churches to sustaining democracy. In addition, during this study, we would also want to know peoples’ view or concerns about capacities and roles of individuals and associations in a society. We would also inquire specifically about the role of the church in shaping the political opinions of people. Primary importance of is the link between citizens and their government in the sense of importance citizens attach to public problems, otherwise known as the issue agendas or issue importance. When an issue reaches the agenda, it has the potential to activate interests in issues...