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 minor spirits involved with weather.


Tested four models regarding minor spirits. Two are significant. Controlled for language family.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionPartially supportedp-value range: 0.01<p<0.97b range: 0.02<b<0.89UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Resource StressIndependentDisasters
Belief in minor spiritsDependentSpirits And Gods