Inequality and Religiosity in a Global Context: Different Secularization Paths for Developed and Developing Nations

@article{Hekmatpour2020InequalityAR,
  title={Inequality and Religiosity in a Global Context: Different Secularization Paths for Developed and Developing Nations},
  author={Peyman Hekmatpour},
  journal={International Journal of Sociology},
  year={2020},
  volume={50},
  pages={286 - 309}
}
  • Peyman Hekmatpour
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Sociology
  • Abstract Drawing on data from the World Values Survey (1995–2014), and using a multilevel modeling technique, this article explores the relationship between social inequalities and religiosity for a sample of 223,016 respondents nested in 85 countries. Mixed-effects regression models find that income inequality is a stronger determinant of individuals’ religiosity in developing (lower middle-income) countries compared to developed (higher middle-income and high-income) nations. Alternatively… CONTINUE READING

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