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God Is My Co-Pilot: Religiosity in Automobile Negligence Cases

Poster Session I - Board: I-094
Friday, May 22, 2009, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Jason A. Cantone
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amy D. Ostdiek
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Leslie N. Martinez
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research suggests that juror religious background can impact legal decision making. But no known research investigates religiosity in the most common of cases: The automobile accident. In this study, we tested how mock juror religious background influences negligence decisions regarding White, Black, and Latino defendants with and without stereotypical accents.

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