Religiosity Reduces the Negative Influence of Injustice on Subjective Well-being: A Study in 121 Nations

@article{Joshanloo2016ReligiosityRT,
  title={Religiosity Reduces the Negative Influence of Injustice on Subjective Well-being: A Study in 121 Nations},
  author={Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers},
  journal={Applied Research in Quality of Life},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={601-612}
}
National injustice has been linked to lower national happiness. We predict that national religiosity will mitigate this negative influence of injustice on happiness. We test this hypothesis analyzing national-level data from 121 nations, using a single-level moderated regression analysis. To capture various aspects of national injustice, we combine four national measures associated with injustice, namely: indexes of group grievances, political terror, rule of law, and corruption perceptions… 
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