Year 2019, Volume 1 , Issue 2, Pages 11 - 23 2019-07-26

The Effect of Education on American Muslims’ Religiosity
Eğitimin Amerikan Müslümanlarının Dindarlığına Etkisi

Murat YILMAZ [1] , Munube YILMAZ [2]


Education and religion are two fundamental institutions for social life. Education has been studied for various aspects of life and found that it has a vast impact on several mechanisms of individuals life in terms of their behaviors, perspectives, and preferences related to the changes on their socioeconomic status, marriage, fertility and health. Like education, religion has also considered as a significant determinant on individuals’ attitudes, perspectives, and preferences. In order to explain the nature of the relationship between education and religion, social scientists including the fathers of sociology, Marx, Weber, mill, and Durkheim have often argued the high level of education is more likely related to decline in religiosity. They predict that when countries develop economically and the levels of education rise, the need for religion will diminish. The debate about the prediction still going on and there is no consensus among social scientists about the future of religion. Using data from PEW American Muslim Survey 2008, this study aims to contribute to the existing discussion by studying the effect of schooling years on American Muslims religiosity. Our empirical findings suggest while education has negative effects on some religious measures, this is not valid for all religious variables. 

Eğitim ve din kurumlari, sosyal yaşamin iki temel öğesidir. Eğitim bugüne değin yaşamın çeşitli yönleri bakımından çalışılmış ve bireylerin  davranışları, bakış açıları ve tercihleri üzerinde, yine bireylerin sosyoekonomik statüleri, evlilikleri, doğurganlıkları ve sağlıklarında meydana gelen değişimlere bağlı olarak eğitimin  büyük bir etkisi olduğı olduğu ortaya koyulmuştur.  Eğitim gibi, din de bireylerin tutumları, bakış açıları ve tercihleri ​​üzerinde önemli bir belirleyici olarak kabul edilmektedir. Eğitim ve din arasındaki ilişkinin niteliğini açıklamak için, sosyolojinin kurucuları, Marx, Weber, Mill ve Durkheim gibi sosyal bilimciler, eğitim seviyesinin yükselmesinin dindarlıktaki düşüş ile ilişkisinin olduğunu savunmuşlardır. Onlar ülkelerin ekonomik olarak geliştiği ve eğitim seviyelerinin yükseldiği zamanö dine duyulan ihtiyacın azalacağını öngörmüşlerdir. Bu öngürünün gerçekleşip gerçekleşmeyeceği hakkındaki tartışma halen devam etmekte olup, sosyal bilimciler arasında dinin geleceği konusunda bir fikir birliği mevcut değildir. PEW Amerikan Müslüman Anketi 2008'den elde edilen verileri kullanarak, bu çalışma, eğitim seviyesinin Amerikan Müslümanlarının dindarlığı üzerindeki etkisini inceleyerek mevcut tartışmaya katkıda bulunmayı amaçlamaktadır. Ampirik bulgularımız, eğitimin bazı dini ölçekler üzerinde olumsuz etkileri olmasına rağmen, bunun tüm dini değişkenler için geçerli olmadığını göstermektedir.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Murat YILMAZ (Primary Author)
Institution: Hitit Universitesi
Country: Turkey


Author: Munube YILMAZ

Dates

Publication Date : July 26, 2019

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APA Yılmaz, M , Yılmaz, M . (2019). The Effect of Education on American Muslims’ Religiosity . Muallim Rıfat Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi , 1 (2) , 11-23 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mrefdergi/issue/47337/578509
MLA Yılmaz, M , Yılmaz, M . "The Effect of Education on American Muslims’ Religiosity" . Muallim Rıfat Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi 1 (2019 ): 11-23 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mrefdergi/issue/47337/578509>
Chicago Yılmaz, M , Yılmaz, M . "The Effect of Education on American Muslims’ Religiosity". Muallim Rıfat Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi 1 (2019 ): 11-23
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IEEE M. Yılmaz and M. Yılmaz , "The Effect of Education on American Muslims’ Religiosity", Muallim Rıfat Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 11-23, Jul. 2019