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Dr. Kim Lloyd

Department/Program

Department of Sociology

Abstract

This study sought to find if conservative IPFW students or students who are parents will be more likely to support the censorship of violent media (video games, movies, music, etc.) than liberal or moderate students or students who do not have children. Data was gathered from 534 students during the fall semester of 2015 by administering a survey on political beliefs regarding social issues (gay marriage, abortion rights, equal pay, etc.), whether or not the respondent was a parent, whether or not the respondent was religious, and the respondent’s gender. Multivariate logistic regression analysis indicate that more religious respondents and females are significantly more likely to support censoring violent media, while political affiliation and parental status were not statistically significant predictors of attitudes regarding censorship.

Disciplines

Sociology

Politics, Parents, Gender, and Religion: IPFW Students’ Attitudes Regarding Censorship

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