Attitudes of pennsylvania government officials toward the issues of the religious communities

Full Title
Attitudes of pennsylvania government officials toward the issues of the religious communities
Author
Paul D Gehris
Abstract
Government officials are responsive to the public policy-justice issues and the self-interest issues of the religious community. Using the factorial survey approach as developed by Peter H Rossi, vignettes were constructed for response by persons in government. These were analyzed, along with biographical data collected from the respondents. Results of research indicate people in state government practice religion themselves and are responsive to issues, both public policy-justice issues and self-interest issues of the religious community. They place a high value on knowledgeability of advocates. Elected officials are the most responsive, followed by appointed officials, hired staff and civil servants.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Loyde H Hartley
Language
English
Date
1985