Country Religiosity Declines as Material Security Increases

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 47(1) Sage Publications Published In Pages: 42-50
By Barber, Nigel


Economic development will be associated with less religiosity.


The assessment of economic development was done by measuring low levels of agricultural labor and high levels of third-level enrollment.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary Least Square (OLD) Regression AnalysisSupportedp < 0.001Agricultural Labor Coefficient = .26; Third-Level Enrollment Coefficient = .23UNKNOWN