LGBT Rights and Women's Rights: Intragroup Attitudinal Differences of the Non-Religious in the United States

dc.contributor.advisorEllison, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorFrame, Nicole
dc.contributor.committeeMemberXu, Xiaohe
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAcevedo, Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T21:12:35Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T21:12:35Z
dc.date.issued2018
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dc.description.abstractThis study adds to the growing literature on the non-religious in the United States which has assumed that, overall, the non-religious are a homogenous group when it concerns moral-political attitudes. Using the framework of secularization and the concept of the Non-theist collective identity this study explores intragroup differences among the non-religious in terms of attitudes towards LGBT rights and women's rights. The Non-theist collective identity includes a general support for human rights, particularly LGBT and women's rights. In this study, pooled data from the General Social Survey years 2006-2016 were used to compare Non-theists (those without a god belief) and Non-religious Believers (those with a god belief) on their attitudes towards homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and abortion. Analysis of the data reveal that Non-theists are significantly more likely to support homosexuality, same-sex marriage, traumatic abortion, and elective abortion when compared to Non-religious Believers. Implications of these findings include the need for a better categorization of non-religious affiliation in general surveys. Other implications and future direction of research are discussed.
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.format.extent62 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9780355957655
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3629
dc.languageen
dc.subjectAtheists
dc.subjectCollective Identity
dc.subjectLGBT Rights
dc.subjectNon-religious
dc.subjectSecular
dc.subjectWomen's Rights
dc.subject.classificationSociology
dc.subject.classificationReligion
dc.subject.classificationWomen's studies
dc.subject.classificationLGBTQ studies
dc.titleLGBT Rights and Women's Rights: Intragroup Attitudinal Differences of the Non-Religious in the United States
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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