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A Research Note on Religion and Morality: Are Religious People Nice People?

Citation

Morgan, S. Philip (1983). A Research Note on Religion and Morality: Are Religious People Nice People?. Social Forces, 61(3), 683-92.

Abstract

At the institutional or individual level one can speak of religion as divorced from, separated from, or married to morality. In this paper, I examine this religion-morality link, at the individual level, in friendly or cooperative behavior in day-to-day American life. Using frequency of prayer to indicate the extent to which religious beliefs and symbols are internalized, and data from a 1974 representative national sample, findings indicate that people who are more religious do seem more friendly and cooperative than less religious ones.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2578129

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Forces

Author(s)

Morgan, S. Philip

Year Published

1983

Volume Number

61

Issue Number

3

Pages

683-92

Reference ID

5557