I posted a survey on here a week ago and I did not know that the survey would be removed within a certain amount of time. The people that answers had very insightful answers and comments. So, I was wondering if people could add comments and answer the survey again. I understand that the survey does slant towards a bias; however, my hypothesis is that media is causing religion to lose its influence over society. My hypothesis can be proven wrong, and that is what I am trying to find out.
I know the questionnaire is long, but please take a moment to answer and had comments. Last week when I posted this, I had a few people comment on the last question. And yes, Satanism and Atheism is a religion; I do not need a history of these please. People believe that Atheism means not believing in organized religion. But by not believing, you are actually still believing because you are acknowledging that there is something out there, but that you do not believe in it. If you disagree, that is fine, but please just answer the survey and then had comments on wither or not you believe mass media is causing religion to lose its influence.
Research Paper Questionnaire
1.What is your gender?
2.What is age?
3.What is your ethnicity?
4.How do you feel religion is portrayed on media such as radio, internet, billboards, and TV?
5.Do you feel that media is causing people to ‘switch’ or ‘explore’ more religions? I.e. Celebrities ‘switching’ into scientology, Kabalah, etc.
a.Yes, media allows people to have a deeper understanding of religion
b.No, media is not to blame
c.Maybe have something to do with it
6.How do you feel about media taking away the aura of Religion?
a.Yes, I agree that mass media is ruining religion
b.No, I believe that Religion has been on an overall decline for decades and do not believe that media is to blame.
c.Might have something to do with it
7.Do you think that media influences religion to become commercialized?
8.Do you think religion is losing its effect because it has become incorporated into the media? I.e. Sunday morning church services on television, massive stadiums used for church services in the U.S.A
a.Yes, Church should be held in small gatherings to allow for the ‘aura’ to be present
b.No, I think to practice a religion you do not need a building to do it in. Religion is personal
9. What Religion do you associate with? (Pick which most applies to you)
a. Biblical Origin (I.e. Christianity, Catholic, Islam, Protestantism, Orthodox, etc)
b. South Asian Origin (I.e. Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, etc.)
c. Indigenous Origin (I.e. Dinka, Egyptian, Zulu, Pygym, etc)
d. European Origin (I.e. Anglo-Saxon, Greek, Roman, Norse, Slavic, etc.)
e. Native American Origins (I.e. Aztec, Iroquois, Lakota, Huron, Pawnee, Seneca, Inuit etc.)
f. Oceanic Origins (I.e. Hawaiian, Micronesian, Austrialian, Polynesian, etc.)
g. Magic (I.e. Astrology, Diviniation, Prophecy, exorcism, faith healing)
h. Other (I.e. Matrixism, Satanism, Neopaganism, Neo-druidism, Wiccan, Scientology, Kabbalah, Tantra, Alchemy,