Resource stress predicts changes in religious belief and increases in sharing behavior

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 2020(31) Springer Published In Pages: 249-271
By Skoggard, Ian, Ember, Carol R., Pitek, Emily, Jackson, Joshua Conrad , Carolus, Christina


High levels of resource stress will be positively associated with belief in high gods involved with weather.


Tested 4 models regarding high gods. Three are significant. Controlled for language family.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionMostly Supported (3 of 4 models)p-value range: 0.001<p<0.34b range: 0.29<b<1.19UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Resource StressIndependentDisasters
Belief in high gods related to weatherDependentSpirits And Gods