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Reno (Nevada) Gazette Journal: Faith Forum: Is it OK to pick and choose religious beliefs?
[6/21/2016]
May 27, 2016
A panel of distinguished religious leaders from Nevada react to the findings of a recent Baylor study that found that young people who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media. The research was published in the journal Sociological Perspectives by Paul McClure, a doctoral candidate in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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The Baptist Standard: Young social media users less committed to single religion, research shows
[6/15/2016]
May 31, 2016
Young people who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith—regardless what their religious tradition teaches—than those who do not use social media, a Baylor study revealed. “On Facebook, there is no expectation that one’s ‘likes’ be logically consistent and hidebound by tradition,” said sociology researcher Paul K. McClure. “Religion, as a result, does not consist of timeless truths. ... Instead, the Facebook effect is that all spiritual options become commodities and resources that individuals can tailor to meet their needs.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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Urban Christian News: Study: Young Social Media Users More Likely to Customize Faith Regardless of Religious Tradition
[6/14/2016]
June 1, 2016
Young people who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith—regardless what their religious tradition teaches—than those who do not use social media, a Baylor study revealed. “On Facebook, there is no expectation that one’s ‘likes’ be logically consistent and hidebound by tradition,” said sociology researcher Paul K. McClure. “Religion, as a result, does not consist of timeless truths. ... Instead, the Facebook effect is that all spiritual options become commodities and resources that individuals can tailor to meet their needs.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
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