The state and the supernatural: support for prosocial behavior

Structure and Dynamics Vol/Iss. 4 Published In Pages: 1-21
By Brown, Christian, Eff, E. Anthon


Cultural transmission, resource scarcity, animal husbandry, community size, and caste stratification will be positively associated with a belief in moralizing gods, while agricultural potential, population size, and external warfare will be negatively associated with a belief in moralizing gods (11).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN