A Cross-national Analysis of Religion and Attitudes toward Premarital Sex

  title={A Cross-national Analysis of Religion and Attitudes toward Premarital Sex},
  author={Jong Hyun Jung},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={798 - 817}
  • J. Jung
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Sociological Perspectives
This study examines how micro-level religious effects and macro-level economic contexts shape individuals’ attitudes toward premarital sex. It then investigates whether the effects of individual-level religiosity on approval of premarital sex are contingent on the economic characteristics of a nation, reflected by a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Multilevel analyses of data from the sixth wave of the World Values Survey (2010–2014) reveal that both individual religiosity and… Expand

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