A sociological Study of Satellite Impact on Youth's Religious Identity in Tehran


1 Tehran

2 Torbat jam

3 Bbol branch


The present survey study has been carried out to examine the impact of satellite programs on 300 young  people who were permanently watching them. The authors used the theories of some scientists and sociologists like Klapper, Newman, Robertson, Harvey and Gidnez to clarify the variables. The results show that the more satellite programs will be watching, the religious identity is reduced. So, Satellite channels can affect cultural and social aspects of religions and even religious identity of some countries by presenting various programs in the context of consumerism.  In case of lack of understanding of the consequences and lack of planning principles in using satellite programs, they can challenge religious, social and cultural backgrounds.