religiosity, pornography, censorship, public health
Pornography has become an increasingly salient topic in public discourse. We sought to better understand the role of religiosity in shaping people’s support of policy stances against pornography, in the form of censorship, using nationally representative data from the 2014 General Social Survey (n = 1676). Results from logistic regression indicate that high religiosity significantly increases odds of supporting censorship. Holding control variables at their sample means, the least religious persons had a predicted probability of 0.09 of supporting censorship, compared to 0.57 for the most religious respondents. We discuss these findings within the context of the current public health debate.
Original Publication Citation
Droubay, B.A., Butters, R.P. & Shafer, K. The Pornography Debate: Religiosity and Support for Censorship. J Relig Health (2018).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Droubay, Brian A.; Butters, Robert P.; and Shafer, Kevin, "The Pornography Debate: Religiosity and Support for Censorship" (2018). Faculty Publications. 4420.
Journal of Religion and Health
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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