The power of religion

Journal of Economic Growth Vol/Iss. Online only Springer Published In Pages: 1-34
By Bentzen, Jeanet Sinding , Gokmen, Gunes


Societies that have used religious law are more likely to be religious today.


This uses data from the World Values Survey and European Values Survey. Note once again that Muslim countries may drive part of this variation.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary Least SquaresSupportedp<.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Presence of Religious LawsIndependentLaw, Theological Systems
Degree of Religiosity DependentGeneral Character Of Religion