ERIC Number: ED349594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
How Gender and Select Demographics Relate to Support for Expressive Rights.
Miller, M. Mark; And Others
Public support for individual and media rights of freedom of expression was examined in this study. Data were analyzed from a national probability sample of 1,508 adults, with items pertaining to freedom of expression formed into two indexes: media rights and individual rights. These indexes were used as dependent variables to test hypotheses based on the demographic variables of sex, age, education, and political orientation. Results indicated that: (1) men supported both rights significantly more than women, with greater disparity for media rights; (2) support for freedom of expression was higher at the left side of the political spectrum than the right; (3) as education increased, support for rights tended to increase, while increasing age seemed to be associated with decreasing support; and (4) three-way interactions between sex, education, and age and between political orientation, education, and age showed relationships to support for expressive rights. (Three tables and three figures of data are included; 26 references are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journalism Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (75th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 5-8, 1992).