Presentation Title

Quantitative Trend Analysis of the Impact of Religion on Attitudes About the Environment Versus the Economy with Qualitative Support

Advisor Information

Dan Hawkins

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 232

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 3:30 PM

End Date

6-3-2015 3:45 PM

Abstract

Using the 1972-2012 GSS dataset I selected persisting relevant variables with elements of both environmental and economic concern. Along with these, I selected variables that measured reported confidence in certain institutions involving authority from religion, and efficacy from television. Supplemental variables were selected based on relevancy and frequency over the 40- year time-span. Paired with these methods, I used qualitative analysis to examine sermons with salient environmental and/or economic content. The purpose of this study if threefold: examining whether there is a relationship between religious affiliation and attitudes about the environment and economy, how such a relationship has changed over time, and whether messages from religious elites can shed light on changes in these attitudes.

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Quantitative Trend Analysis of the Impact of Religion on Attitudes About the Environment Versus the Economy with Qualitative Support

UNO Criss Library, Room 232

Using the 1972-2012 GSS dataset I selected persisting relevant variables with elements of both environmental and economic concern. Along with these, I selected variables that measured reported confidence in certain institutions involving authority from religion, and efficacy from television. Supplemental variables were selected based on relevancy and frequency over the 40- year time-span. Paired with these methods, I used qualitative analysis to examine sermons with salient environmental and/or economic content. The purpose of this study if threefold: examining whether there is a relationship between religious affiliation and attitudes about the environment and economy, how such a relationship has changed over time, and whether messages from religious elites can shed light on changes in these attitudes.