Longitudinal Effects of Religious Media on Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

  title={Longitudinal Effects of Religious Media on Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage},
  author={Samuel L. Perry and Kara J. Snawder},
  journal={Sexuality \& Culture},
Religion and anti-gay prejudice in the United States are closely connected. Yet we still know little about the specific mechanisms through which religious subcultures may shape adherents’ attitudes toward gays and lesbians. This study considers religious media consumption as a unique mechanism through which religious Americans are socialized and embedded within an anti-gay religious subculture. Drawing on panel data from the nationally-representative Portraits of American Life Study, and… 
Internet Exposure and Religious Openness in the Arab Region
  • Alaa Elshamy
  • Sociology
    المجلة العربیة لبحوث الاعلام والاتصال
  • 2021
This paper examines the religious implications of Internet exposure in the Arab region, which is deemed a world’s hub for both religious devotion and hostility. Utilizing the mediatization of
Real World vs. Media Representations of Relationships
In this study, we investigated the correlations between media representation and real world views towards minority groups, specifically towards those who identify as LGBT+. To this end, participants
Beyond Simple Differences: Moderators of Gender Differences in Heteronormativity
A 3-way interaction showed that the relationship between education and heteronormativity for men (but not women) depended on trait expressiveness, and higher education was associated with lower heteronormalativity among women, but not among men.
How did the postal vote impact Australian LGBTQ+ residents?: Exploring well-being and messaging
Abstract The Australian same-sex marriage postal vote effectively propelled policy change and legalized same-sex marriage. Leading up to the vote, campaigns both for (i.e. “Yes”) and against (i.e.
“A Very Dangerous Battleground”: How Abstinent Christian Men Select and Navigate Media in the Presence of Sexual Media Content
ABSTRACT Abstinent Christian men are frequently challenged when selecting and navigating media due to the presence of sexual content that presents images and ideas not aligned with their sexual


Religion and Public Opinion Toward Same‐Sex Relations, Marriage, and Adoption: Does the Type of Practice Matter?
This study examines how religion's impact on Americans’ attitudes toward same-sex practices varies by the type of practice being considered. We theorize that same-sex romantic and family practices
Contact with gays and lesbians and same-sex marriage support: The moderating role of social context.
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
Sacred Rites and Civil Rights: Religion's Effect on Attitudes Toward Same‐Sex Unions and the Perceived Cause of Homosexuality*
Objective. Past research reveals how religion and opinions about the cause of homosexuality influence attitudes concerning same-sex unions. No study to date contains a comprehensive collection of
Bible Beliefs, Conservative Religious Identity, and Same‐Sex Marriage Support: Examining Main and Moderating Effects
Research finds that Americans who espouse theologically conservative beliefs about the Bible generally oppose same-sex marriage. Studies exploring this link, however, have been limited in that their
Shaping attitudes about homosexuality: the role of religion and cultural context.
Changing Same-Sex Marriage Attitudes in America from 1988 Through 2010
This research note examines changes in attitudes toward same-sex marriage over time. Using OLS regression and decompos- ition techniques to analyze General Social Survey data, I explain indi-
Gender and homosexuality attitudes across religious groups from the 1970s to 2014: Similarity, distinction, and adaptation.
Determinants of Electoral Support for Anti-Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendments: An Examination of Ballot Issues in California and Florida
Between 1998 and 2006, twenty-seven states amended their constitutions to prohibit same sex marriage. The 2008 elections again saw three states with ballot measures aimed at banning gay marriage.