Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/23811
Authors: 
Tan, Jonathan H. W.
Vogel, Claudia
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionspapiere / Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät 240
Abstract: 
We investigate the relationship between religion and trust. Using a questionnaire, we measure: i) general religiosity, and; ii) the extent of religious beliefs, experience, and ritual. These are then analyzed with behaviour in a trust game (Berg et al., Games and Economic Behaviour, 1995), which we also extend by proving information of a potential trustee's religiosity in certain tasks. We find that trusting increases with the potential trustee's religiosity. The extent to which trusting increases with a trustee's religiosity, in turn, increases with a truster's religiosity. Trustworthiness also increases with religiosity, and at an increasing rate.
Subjects: 
Religiosity
Trust
Stereotype
Questionnaire
Experiment
JEL: 
Z12
C91
C72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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