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College of Liberal Arts
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This study analyzes the effects on culture wars attitudes of socialization into religion, political identification, and class on culture war type attitudes. Stepwise OLS and Logistic regression models were used to determine which of the three social institutions would have greatest impact on the attitudes: abortion for reasons beyond one’s control, abortion for willful reasons, capital punishment, prayer in schools, interracial marriage, teaching sex education in schools, homosexuality, premarital sex and extramarital sex. The findings support the theory that religion is the primary social institution involved in the development of culture war attitudes.
Kimmel, Melissa, "Socialization and Attitudes: Effects of Religion, Political Identification, and Class, 1972-2002" (2006). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 361.