Religion and Sexual Behaviors

  title={Religion and Sexual Behaviors},
  author={Amy Adamczyk and Brittany E. Hayes},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={723 - 746}
Social scientists have long been interested in how cultural and structural characteristics shape individuals’ actions. We investigate this relationship by examining how macro- and micro-level religious effects shape individuals’ reports of premarital and extramarital sex. We look at how identifying with one of the major world religions—Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, or Judaism—and living in a nation with a Muslim culture shape the likelihood of sex outside of marriage. Using… Expand

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