Supernatural explanations across 114 societies are more common for natural than social phenomena

Nature Human Behavior Vol/Iss. Online only Nature Published In Pages: 1-14
By Jackson, Joshua Conrad, Dillion, Danica, Bastian, Brock, Watts, Joseph, Buckner, William, DiMaggio, Nicholas, Gray, Kurt


Social complexity is negatively associated with the supernatural explanations of natural phenomena.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetically controlled two-tailed regressionsSupportedp=0.02b=-0.09UNKNOWN