Democratic Learning and The Sober Second Thought: The Effect of Reading John Stuart Mill's Essay "On Liberty" on Tolerance for Free Speech Among Highly Religious, Politically Conservative Students

A survey (n = 349) of highly religious, politically conservative students (religiosity and political conservatism being among the highest predictors of intolerance) shows a significant statistical effect on increased tolerance (both abstract and specific) for free speech resulting from reading John...

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Published in:Journal of media and religion
Authors: Baker, Sherry; Carter, Edward L.; Lunt, Scott; Randle, Quint
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group [2007]
In:Journal of media and religion
Year: 2007, Volume: 6, Issue: 1, Pages: 41-61
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:A survey (n = 349) of highly religious, politically conservative students (religiosity and political conservatism being among the highest predictors of intolerance) shows a significant statistical effect on increased tolerance (both abstract and specific) for free speech resulting from reading John Stuart Mill's (1859/2002) essay "On Liberty" and taking a course in the history and theory of the First Amendment. Other variables also affect tolerance, including missionary service and print and Internet news use. TV news use does not.
ISSN:1534-8415
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of media and religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/15348420701338518