On Weber, pathogens and culture: a global empirical analysis of religion and individualism

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol/Iss. 2022 Wiley Published In Pages: 1-18
By Ciftci, Sabri


Pathogen prevalence should increase the magnitude of the correlations between religiosity and individualistic orientations.


Pathogen prevalence had a strong and negative relationship with expressive individualism, and a marginally significant, negative correlation with social individualism. It was not significant for economic individualism.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multilevel linear regressionMarginally supportedp< .05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN