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Research:the More Governments Provide,the Less People Pray To "Plastic Dummies" by Niflheim(m): 11:54am On Apr 19, 2018
CHAI!!! See oooohhhhh!!!

You truly think that you had a revelation from your "so-called gods/goddesses"? You go to church everyday and bow down to pray to a [/b]plastic dummy wearing a white pant hanging on 2 pieces of termite infested wood[b] and you think that makes you better that everyone else?!!! You heard a voice telling you that you are special? Well you didn't hear the rest of that part...............................................................YOU ARE A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID!!!



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An exchange model of religion implies that if a secular entity such as government provides what people need, they will be less likely to seek help from supernatural entities. Controlling for quality of life and income inequality (Gini), we found that better government services were related to lower religiosity among countries (Study 1) and states in the United States (Study 2). Study 2 also showed that during 2008-2013, better government services in a specific year predicted lower religiosity 1 to 2 years later. In both studies, a combination of better government services and quality of life was related to a particularly low level of religiosity. Among countries, government services moderated the relation between religiosity and two measures of well-being, such that religiosity was related to greater well-being only when government services were low. We discuss the relation between the exchange model and other theoretical approaches to religion.



Religion as an Exchange System: The Interchangeability of God and Government in a Provider Role
Miron Zuckerman, Chen Li, Ed Diener
First Published April 12, 2018 Research Article
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Abstract

An exchange model of religion implies that if a secular entity such as government provides what people need, they will be less likely to seek help from supernatural entities. Controlling for quality of life and income inequality (Gini), we found that better government services were related to lower religiosity among countries (Study 1) and states in the United States (Study 2). Study 2 also showed that during 2008-2013, better government services in a specific year predicted lower religiosity 1 to 2 years later. In both studies, a combination of better government services and quality of life was related to a particularly low level of religiosity. Among countries, government services moderated the relation between religiosity and two measures of well-being, such that religiosity was related to greater well-being only when government services were low. We discuss the relation between the exchange model and other theoretical approaches to religion.



The link:......................................................http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167218764656

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