Revealing Religious Fanaticism in Rural Communities
(Covid-19 Vaccination in the Eye of Religious Leaders and the Government)
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- preference; religious; information; source; horizon; pathways
Religious cult is something that often happens in rural communities, and frequently this cult affects people’s behavior in various lines of life, one of which is the Covid-19 vaccination. This cult occurs for several reasons, the most common being that religious figures are considered sacred figures so that people glorify and make these religious figures an orientation in everything, such as making these figures a source of information for them. This paper aims to examine the source preferences of the Sukomakmur Village community regarding information related to the Covid-19 vaccination. It was conducted using a qualitative descriptive method and presented six sources from different backgrounds. The concept of source preference in ELISS theory was used to analyze. This study concludes that the people of Sukomakmur Village tend to choose social media as the first source of information in searching for information. However, they do not trust and use this information source because of flood information. The phenomenon makes people prefer to believe and use information related to Covid-19 vaccinations from religious leaders because they are considered more credible and relevant, even though, in practice, these religious leaders are only a secondary source of information in seeking information. As a result of using the information obtained from these religious leaders, the public rejects the Covid-19 vaccination program that the Indonesian government has intensified.
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TY - CONF AU - Dzikron Abdillah AU - Lukman Nusa PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/26 TI - Revealing Religious Fanaticism in Rural Communities BT - Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (AICOSH 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 106 EP - 115 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-87-9_14 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-87-9_14 ID - Abdillah2022 ER -