OECD: A Summary on Religiosity and Morale (I)

The correlation between religisioty (How is God important in your life) vs some morale issues, as asked in the World Values Survey questionaire, in selected OECD countries:

1) How is God important in your life vs. Morale – claiming government benefits:

* Weak positive correlation (Rsquare=0.161) between religiosity and the opinion of how justifiable in claiming government benefits.

2) How is God important in your life vs. Morale – avoiding public transport fare:

* Weak positive correlation (Rsquare=0.208) between religiosity and the opinion of how justifiable to avoid fare on public transport.

3) How is God important in your life vs. Morale – cheating on taxes:

* No correlation observed (Rsquare=0.001) between religiosity and the opinion on how justifiable for cheating in taxes.

4) How is God important in your life vs Morale – someone accepts bribe:

* No correlation between religiosity and the opinion of how justifiable someone accepts bribe.

Source: World Values Survey 1998-2001

1 Comment

  1. June 17, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    […] 17th, 2007 at 12:51 pm (OECD, Statistic, Social) Continued from previous post, a summary of religiosity and morale from the World Values Survey is shown […]


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