Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
English, Linguistics, and Communication
Major or Concentration
Communication and Digital Studies
Georgia is fighting to make the step from developing to developed and the influence of the Georgian Orthodox Church has been an identified barricade for European Union leadership to accept Georgia into the supranational organization. This research investigates the relationship between religiosity and the perception of media bias among college students in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was hypothesized that the relationship between religiosity and perception of media bias will be negative, as measured by survey administered to the students. This paper proves the more religious a student is, the less likely he or she will recognize a media bias towards the Georgian Orthodox Church. Similarly, students who are more religious use and trust domestic news sources than those who are less religious. The implications are that religiosity plays a role in how students are viewing the news and that religious affiliation can alter how someone critically analyzes the information put forth.
Clegg, Alexander, "Religion in the Media: A Study of Student Perception of Media Bias in Georgia" (2017). Student Research Submissions. 205.