Religious struggles after Typhoon Haiyan: a case study from Bantayan Island

  title={Religious struggles after Typhoon Haiyan: a case study from Bantayan Island},
  author={Erin P. O’Connell and R. Abbott and Robert S White},
  journal={Disaster Prevention and Management},
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine religious struggles and loss of faith in Christian survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and explore whether any demographic characteristics or experiences during the disaster may have contributed to these responses. Design/methodology/approach A quantitative survey was used to assess a variety of concepts related to religious responses after disaster. Data were collected using a mix of non-random, convenience… Expand
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