The myth of cyberfaith

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dc.contributor.advisor Tamney, Joseph B. en_US Saunders, George A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:41Z 2011-06-03T19:39:41Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2002 .S28 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study used random sample survey data from the Middletown Area Survey of 2000 to examine the use of the Internet for religious purposes. The survey data was supplemented by follow-up phone interviews with survey respondents who identified themselves as frequent users of the Internet for religious purposes. Two hypotheses were tested: the Church Dissatisfaction Hypothesis - that religious use of the Internet is positively correlated with church dissatisfaction, and the Conservative Religiosity Hypothesis - that religious use of the Internet is positively correlated with conservative religiosity. This study found no evidence for the Church Dissatisfaction Hypothesis, but did find evidence for the Conservative Religiosity Hypothesis. In fact, 80% of those who used the Internet for religious purposes fit the study's definition of conservative religiosity.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Sociology
dc.format.extent iv, 68 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Internet -- Religious aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Religious life -- Computer network resources. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Religious life. en_US
dc.title The myth of cyberfaith en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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