Religion, Media Credibility, and Support for Democracy in the Arab World

Ever since the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent war in Iraq, the U.S. State Department has invested much effort into winning the hearts and minds of individuals around the Muslim world. Using secondary data from a large-scale public opinion survey of Arab youth in Egypt and Saudi Arab...

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Published in:Journal of media and religion
Authors: Golan, Guy J.; Kiousis, Spiro K.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group [2010]
In:Journal of media and religion
Year: 2010, Volume: 9, Issue: 2, Pages: 84-98
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Ever since the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent war in Iraq, the U.S. State Department has invested much effort into winning the hearts and minds of individuals around the Muslim world. Using secondary data from a large-scale public opinion survey of Arab youth in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, the current study presents a model that identifies the complex and multidimensional relationships among religion-based variables, media credibility and individual assessments of democracy. The results of our path analysis point to a significant relationship between personal religiosity and media credibility for both domestic and foreign media, as well as mixed findings regarding the relationship between perceptions of media credibility and perceptions of democracy.
ISSN:1534-8415
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of media and religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/15348421003738793