Title

A Correlational Analysis On The Religious Knowledge And Religion Based Discriminatory Tendencies Of Adults Affiliated With Various Faiths

Author(s)

Taylor Ferguson

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Religious freedom and the extent of one’s religious freedom has become a highly controversial topic in recent years. The line between religious freedom and discrimination is obscure and open for debate. In this experiment, adults were surveyed to determine their level of religious knowledge/awareness of various faiths and their tendency to discriminate against others on the pretenses of their religious beliefs. It was hypothesized that more than half (50%) of the respondents would incorrectly answer the multiple choice portion and that the majority of respondents would have an overall discriminatory ranking of three. Surveys were electronically completed by 67 adults that consisted of three parts; the first being demographic questions, the second being multiple choice questions, and the third being an opinionated portion in which respondents could rank their agreeance with a statement from one to five. Neither hypothesis was supported as more than half of the respondents correctly answered the multiple choice questions and the overall discriminatory tendency rating was one. In conclusion, this sample of adults had a higher knowledge of religious knowledge with a lower tendency for discriminatory tendency.

Location

Owens 109

Start Date

4-16-2016 10:30 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 10:30 AM

A Correlational Analysis On The Religious Knowledge And Religion Based Discriminatory Tendencies Of Adults Affiliated With Various Faiths

Owens 109

Religious freedom and the extent of one’s religious freedom has become a highly controversial topic in recent years. The line between religious freedom and discrimination is obscure and open for debate. In this experiment, adults were surveyed to determine their level of religious knowledge/awareness of various faiths and their tendency to discriminate against others on the pretenses of their religious beliefs. It was hypothesized that more than half (50%) of the respondents would incorrectly answer the multiple choice portion and that the majority of respondents would have an overall discriminatory ranking of three. Surveys were electronically completed by 67 adults that consisted of three parts; the first being demographic questions, the second being multiple choice questions, and the third being an opinionated portion in which respondents could rank their agreeance with a statement from one to five. Neither hypothesis was supported as more than half of the respondents correctly answered the multiple choice questions and the overall discriminatory tendency rating was one. In conclusion, this sample of adults had a higher knowledge of religious knowledge with a lower tendency for discriminatory tendency.