Material security, life history, and moralistic religions: A cross cultural examination

PLos ONE Vol/Iss. 13(3) ? Published In Pages: 1-9
By Purzycki, Benjamin Grant, Ross, Cody T., Apicella, Coren, Atkinson, Quentin D., Cohen, Emma, McNamara, Rita Anne, Willard, Aiyana K., Xygalatas, Dimitris, Norenzayan, Ara, Henrich, Joseph


Material security will be positively correlated with viewing deities as moral.


"Though a poorly-specified model detailing an implausible relationship, it is in the predicted direction" (4) Not supported at the individual level, so group level results may be misleading.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multi-Level Bayesian Regression ModelPartially Supported90% Equal Tail Posterior Credibility IntervalUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Material SecurityIndependentNONE
Moral Index for Local Deities DependentSpirits And Gods