Religious involvement, audience demographics, and media bias

Glascock, J., Livesay, C. and Ruggiero, T. (2008) Religious involvement, audience demographics, and media bias. Journal of Media and Religion, 7 (4). pp. 256-270. ISSN 1534-8423

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15348420802429554

Abstract

This study sought to investigate the influence of religious involvement (religious partisanship, religiosity, and religious service attendance) as well as demographic factors (sex, ethnicity, and age) on the perception of media coverage of a controversial religious issue. Contrary to expectation none of the religious involvement measures were significant. However a significant effect for ethnicity on participants' perceptions of media bias was found. Several possible explanations, including issue salience, actual media bias, and acculturation, are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:religion, media, partisanship, ethnicity
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:13355
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:14 Oct 2010 09:50
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:04

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