Religious and conspiracist? An analysis of the relationship between the dimensions of individual religiosity and belief in a big pharma conspiracy theory

  title={Religious and conspiracist? An analysis of the relationship between the dimensions of individual religiosity and belief in a big pharma conspiracy theory},
  author={Riccardo Ladini},
  journal={Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica},
  pages={33 - 50}
  • Riccardo Ladini
  • Published 12 May 2021
  • Business
  • Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica
Abstract In the increasing scholars' attention to factors associated with conspiracy beliefs, religiosity has been under-investigated, at least in empirical research. This study aims to address the issue by analysing to what extent and in which forms individual religiosity is associated with conspiracy beliefs. Religion and conspiracy theories could show both similarities and dissimilarities. First, as alternative religiosity and conspiracy theories tend to spread knowledge stigmatized by the… 

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