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Rodgers, Diane M., 1959-

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Legacy Department

Department of Sociology


People and the media has had a continued fascination in the supernatural, from books and verbal stories of the past to television and movies today. The supernatural is a fascinating topic and includes paranormal phenomena, like vampires and werewolves, as well as religious supernatural phenomena, like angels and demons. The media uses these supernatural phenomena for entertainment, but there is also a belief in these supernatural phenomena. My study, Supernatural Beliefs and the Media, addresses the various supernatural phenomena that is commonly addressed and through interviews and survey data, I compared beliefs in the supernatural with supernatural media consumption. Since the supernatural is a common theme in the media of today and the media has a large impact on people’s lives, there is a need to see if the media is able to influence the belief in the supernatural.


56 pages




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