Event Title

The Effect of Media on the Religious Practices of Millennials

Poster Number

03

Faculty Mentor

Padmini Patwardhan, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Mass Communication

Location

Rutledge

Start Date

21-4-2017 12:00 PM

Description

The advent of digital media has changed many aspects of life in the Millennial generation, including religion. Prior research has found that there is a relationship between media and religious behaviors of Millennials. Research has also found that Millennials are less religious than older generations, and that these shifts are caused by many factors including social media. This study will further knowledge about this topic by analyzing what being religious means to Millennials and how the addition and advancement of social media has changed the religious landscape with comparison to older generations. Using a cross sectional survey, the study will explore Millennials’ religious and social media tendencies, any correlation between the two, and their views on being religious in the digital age.

Course Assignment

MCOM 301 – Patwardhan

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The Effect of Media on the Religious Practices of Millennials

Rutledge

The advent of digital media has changed many aspects of life in the Millennial generation, including religion. Prior research has found that there is a relationship between media and religious behaviors of Millennials. Research has also found that Millennials are less religious than older generations, and that these shifts are caused by many factors including social media. This study will further knowledge about this topic by analyzing what being religious means to Millennials and how the addition and advancement of social media has changed the religious landscape with comparison to older generations. Using a cross sectional survey, the study will explore Millennials’ religious and social media tendencies, any correlation between the two, and their views on being religious in the digital age.