Departmental Bulletin Paper 理系は非宗教的か? : JGSS-2002の分析
Are Respondents Majoring in Natural Science Non-Religious? : Analyses of JGSS-2002

寺沢, 重法  ,  Shigenori, TERAZAWA  ,  北海道大学大学院文学研究科  ,  Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University

52pp.13 - 27 , 2015-03-31
Objective:To examine whether respondents majoring in natural science (rikei) in higher education(under graduate and graduate university) are non-religious. Methods: Data from the 2008 Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS-2008) is analyzed. Dependent variables are 1)religious affiliation,2)devotion,and 3)confidence in religious organizations. Independent variable is whether respondents majoring in natural science (rikei)or human-social science (bunkei)in higher education. After cross-tabulation analyses,multinominal logit analyses and ordered logit analyses are conducted with the net effects of various socio-demographic and educational variables. Results: Respondents majoring in natural science are not significantly less religious than those who majored in human-social science in higher education, even though controlling various control variables. Conclusions: The widely accepted idea that those who majored in natural science in higher education are non-religious is partially rejected.

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