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The contribution of religiosity to ideology: Empirical evidences from five continents

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posted on 18.09.2019, 12:57 by Gian Vittorio Caprara, Michele Vecchione, Shalom H. Schwartz, Harald Schoen, Paul G. Bain, Joanne Silvester, Jan Cieciuch, Vassilis Pavlopoulos, Gabriel Bianchi, Hasan Kirmanoglu, Cem Baslevent, Catalin Mamali, Jorge Manzi, Miyuki Katayama, Tetyana Posnova, Carmen Tabernero, Claudio Torres, Markku Verkasalo, Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Eva Vondráková, Maria Giovanna Caprara
The current study examines the extent to which religiosity account for ideological orientations in 16 countries from five continents (Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Greece, Finland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States). Results showed that religiosity was consistently related to right and conservative ideologies in all countries, except Australia. This relation held across different religions, and did not vary across participant’s demographic conditions (i.e., gender, age, income, and education). After controlling for basic personal values, the contribution of religiosity on ideology was still significant. However, the effect was substantial only in countries where religion has played a prominent role in the public sphere, such as Spain, Poland, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, and Turkey. In the other countries, the unique contribution of religiosity was marginal or small.

Funding

Grant 2014/14/M/HS6/00919 from the National Science Centre, Poland

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Cross-Cultural Research

Volume

52

Issue

5

Pages

524 - 541

Publisher

SAGE Publications

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Gian Vittorio Caprara ... et al. The contribution of religiosity to ideology: Empirical evidences from five continents, Cross-Cultural Research (52:5) pp. 524-541. Copyright © 2019 (SAGE Publications). DOI: 10.1177/1069397118774233. Users who receive access to an article through a repository are reminded that the article is protected by copyright. Users may download and save a local copy of an article accessed in an institutional repository for the user's personal reference.

Publication date

2018-05-20

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

1069-3971

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1552-3578

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Jo Silvester

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