Examining religious beliefs among university students in Ankara


Mutlu K.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, vol.47, no.2, pp.353-359, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.2307/591731
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-359

Abstract

At present, one important issue under discussion is whether Turkey will join the European Community, despite her being a Moslem country. This study shows that religious socialization among university students (N = 1099) is increasing, but not at the expense of democratic values. Although, religious socialization appears to increase, subjects overwhelmingly reject religious discrimination and fundamentalism. The data were collected in 1978 (N = 536) and in 1991 (N = 563), from groups at universities, in Ankara, which included the Faculty of Theological Studies.