This study examines the relationship of socialization towards the censorship of music. Specifically how individuals come to support the censorship of music due to societal group memberships. It focuses on those reference groups which support the censorship of music. Analysis of subjects' social backgrounds and attitudes towards censorship tested for several hypotheses relating to the censorship of music. Data was collected through a survey questionnaire distributed to College of Wooster students. The variables religiosity, exposure to music, and race were examined using a T-test. Economic status was tested using a oneway analysis of variance test. The results show religiosity, economic status, and exposure were found not to be significant in affecting an individual's attitudes towards the censorship of music. Race was found to be significant in predicting an individual's attitudes. These results illustrate both a positive and negative correlation between social background and attitudes towards the censorship of music.


Meyer, Eric


Sociology and Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis

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