Religion and Politics - Governmental Politics


Contact Us:

nehrt1mn@cmich.edu

simon2nm@cmich.edu

wise1wp@cmich.edu


Project Description:

Being the dominant religion of the world, and especially of the United States of America, Christianity promotes a life centered around selflessness and charity. The means through which these qualities are to be expressed, however, is debated among different groups of Chrisitans. The way in which people interpret different sections of the Bible, and the Bible's purpose as a whole text, is likely one of the key differentiating factors in why people drawing on the same scriptures have varied opinions of handling issues of welfare in our nation today. We are investigating this through the use of a survey to gauge people’s demographic information, their view of what the Bible specifically is, and their level of support for governmental welfare and recent proposed and realized COVID-19 relief programs. Understanding these correlations may lead to better ways of approaching this conversation from all angles, and allow for welfare in all forms: government, private, church organized, etc., to be more effectively implemented to make the largest positive impact possible.


Procedure and Risks:

I would like to use the information from this survey in my English 201 paper. No personal identifiers will be used to ensure your anonymity. Please feel free to say as much or as little as you want. You can decide not to answer any question or to stop the survey any time you want.

There are no known risks associated with participation in the study.


Benefits:

It is hoped that your insight into the topic of my research will help me in my understanding of this issue and will help me succeed in my English course.


Cost Compensation:

Participation in this study will involve no costs or payments to you.


Confidentiality:

All information collected during the study period will be kept strictly confidential and will be destroyed after the project is completed. No publications or reports from this project will include identifying information on any participant without your signed permission, and after your review of the materials. By continuing to the study, you agree to the above conditions. Thank you for your time.

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