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 superior gods involved with weather.


Tested four models regarding superior gods. One is significant. Controlled for language family.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionMostly not supported (1 of 4 models)p-value range: 0.02<p<0.74b range: -0.09<b<0.72UNKNOWN


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