Christian upbringing linked to less altruism?


(Patrick ) #1

Across all countries, parents in religious households reported that their children expressed more empathy and sensitivity for justice in everyday life than non-religious parents. However, religiousness was inversely predictive of children’s altruism and positively correlated with their punitive tendencies. Together these results reveal the similarity across countries in how religion negatively influences children’s altruism, challenging the view that religiosity facilitates prosocial behavior.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151105121916.htm


#2

It looks robust. I wish they had broken it down by country, as I would be most interested in comparing/contrasting the US and Canada.


(system) #35

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