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Religion, Communication, and Social Capital
Unformatted Document Text:  Religion, Communication, and Social Capital --19-- variables that might sponsor social capital, including public affairs media use, political knowledge, or political efficacy. [Insert Table 2 About Here] In contrast, however, as table 2 and figure 1 indicate, secular discussion networks (or political discussions that take place outside of church), are linked directly to newspaper reading and political efficacy, and also sponsor indirectly national television news viewing, political knowledge, political trust, and social trust. Moreover, although church-based networks do expose individuals to some level of perceived diversity in discussion, Figure 1 shows that diversity is much more likely to be encountered within secular discussion networks. Discussion diversity, in itself, serves an important role, as this variable, after education, is the second strongest predictor of political knowledge in our model. Discussion diversity is also linked positively and directly to national television news viewing. In an indirect relationship, it is also related positively to political efficacy, and social trust. Cognitive Effects This set of hypotheses predicted that religion’s cognitive dimension, as measured by a respondent’s literal interpretations of the Bible, will be negatively related, both directly and indirectly, to social and political trust. Our findings provide mixed support for these expectations. Religion’s cognitive dimension was only indirectly and negatively linked to social and political trust through its relationships with other endogenous variables in the model. These relationships with other endogenous variables, however, suggest troubling evidence that religion’s cognitive dimension promotes a retreat from various communication processes that promote social capital.

Authors: Nisbet, Matthew., Moy, Patricia. and Scheufele, Dietram.
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Religion, Communication, and Social Capital
--19--
variables that might sponsor social capital, including public affairs media use, political
knowledge, or political efficacy.
[Insert Table 2 About Here]
In contrast, however, as table 2 and figure 1 indicate, secular discussion networks (or
political discussions that take place outside of church), are linked directly to newspaper reading
and political efficacy, and also sponsor indirectly national television news viewing, political
knowledge, political trust, and social trust. Moreover, although church-based networks do
expose individuals to some level of perceived diversity in discussion, Figure 1 shows that
diversity is much more likely to be encountered within secular discussion networks.
Discussion diversity, in itself, serves an important role, as this variable, after education, is
the second strongest predictor of political knowledge in our model. Discussion diversity is also
linked positively and directly to national television news viewing. In an indirect relationship, it is
also related positively to political efficacy, and social trust.
Cognitive Effects
This set of hypotheses predicted that religion’s cognitive dimension, as measured by a
respondent’s literal interpretations of the Bible, will be negatively related, both directly and
indirectly, to social and political trust. Our findings provide mixed support for these
expectations. Religion’s cognitive dimension was only indirectly and negatively linked to social
and political trust through its relationships with other endogenous variables in the model. These
relationships with other endogenous variables, however, suggest troubling evidence that
religion’s cognitive dimension promotes a retreat from various communication processes that
promote social capital.


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