This study was designed to examine whether religiosity is a determining factor in public reaction to obscenity issues.
A sample population of 452 residents of the community of Idaho Falls, Idaho was selected using a technique based on a list of random numbers in October, 1979. Path analysis, Chi-square analysis and Spearman's correlation were used to measure the results.
The study found there is a significant relationship between religiosity and behavior intention toward obscenity issues. The affective component of the attitude organization functions somewhat as a mediating variable. There were also findings that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were significantly more concerned about such issues and intended to be more active in influencing them than other memebers of the community.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Palmer, Allen W., "A Multi-Valued Attitudinal Study of Obscenity and Freedom of Expression" (1979). Theses and Dissertations. 5011.
Pornography, Social aspects, Mormon Church, social problems, Religion, ethics