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Pornography Use and Depressive Symptoms: Examining the Role of Moral Incongruence
While studies have consistently observed an association between pornography use and depressive symptoms, data limitations have precluded understanding the nature of this relationship. Drawing on data
Does Viewing Pornography Reduce Marital Quality Over Time? Evidence from Longitudinal Data
This study is the first to draw on nationally representative, longitudinal data to test whether more frequent pornography use influences marital quality later on and whether this effect is moderated by gender.
Taking America Back for God
Taking America Back for God conclusively reveals that understanding the current cultural and political climate in the United States requires reckoning with Christian nationalism. Christian ideals
Self-reported addiction to pornography in a nationally representative sample: The roles of use habits, religiousness, and moral incongruence
Findings are consistent with prior works that have noted that self-reported pornography addiction is a complex phenomenon that is predicted by both objective behavior and subjective moral evaluations of that behavior.
Pornography Use and Marital Separation: Evidence from Two-Wave Panel Data
Binary logistic regression analyses showed that married Americans who viewed pornography at all in 2006 were more than twice as likely as those who did not view pornography to experience a separation by 2012, even after controlling for 2006 marital happiness and sexual satisfaction as well as relevant sociodemographic correlates.
Make America Christian Again: Christian Nationalism and Voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election
Why did Americans vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election? Social scientists have proposed a variety of explanations, including economic dissatisfaction, sexism, racism, Islamophobia,
Moral Incongruence and Pornography Use: A Critical Review and Integration
Evidence that moral incongruence about IPU is a common phenomenon and that it is associated with outcomes relevant to current debates about pornography addiction is reviewed, with a focus on how variables other than pornography use might contribute to self-perceived problems around pornography use.
A More Perfect Union? Christian Nationalism and Support for Same-sex Unions
How do overlapping social identities shape Americans’ views toward contemporary social and moral issues? Drawing upon national-level data and employing the theoretical construct of social identity
Addicted to Lust
Few other cultural issues alarm conservative Protestant families and communities more than the seemingly ubiquitous threat of pornography. Thanks to widespread access to the internet, conservative
United by Faith? Race/Ethnicity, Congregational Diversity, and Explanations of Racial Inequality.
It is suggested that multiracial congregations leave dominant White racial frames unchallenged, potentially influencing minority attendees to embrace such frames and/or attract racial minorities who are more likely to embrace those frames in the first place.