Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters
There has been a lot of discussion in news media about religious opposition to gay rights. To test these claims, I set out to compare religiosity (as defined by how frequently a given respondent attends religious services) with support for gay rights (in this case, defined as support for gay marriage or civil unions). I also sought to compare the effects of religious denomination on support for gay marriage. In comparing all these variables, I found that religiosity does have a strong impact on support for gay marriage. However, I found that religious denomination (with the exception of moderate Protestants and unaffiliated persons) had a statistically insignificant impact on support for gay marriage.
Fernandes, Nick, "What Influences Opposition to Gay Marriage?" (2014). Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters. 15.
Presented at the Fall 2014 Undergraduate Student Research Day at Chapman University.