Título Individual\'s Religiosity Enhances Trust: Latin American Evidence for the Puzzle
Autores BRAÑAS GARZA, PABLO ERNESTO, Rossi, Maximo , Zaclicever, Dayna
Publicación externa Si
Medio J. Money Credit Bank.
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 1
Cuartil SJR 1
Impacto SJR 2.41300
Fecha de publicacion 01/03/2009
ISI 000264565200018
DOI 10.1111/j.1538-4616.2009.00222.x
Abstract This paper explores the effect of religious observance and affiliation to the dominant religion (Catholicism) on trust in institutions and toward others, and market attitudes. The analysis is performed using a Latin American database of 20,000 respondents from 2004 by means of ordered probit models. The most interesting results are:\n Trust toward others is positively correlated with both religious observance and Catholic affiliation (and practice).\n There is a positive correlation between trust in the government, in the police, in the armed forces, in the judiciary and in the banking system and religious practice in general. Identical positive findings are obtained for Catholic affiliation and practice, although they may be affected by a majority effect.\n Moreover, there is no evidence to support the hypotheses of a negative effect of religion on social capital.
Palabras clave Z12; Z13; trust; economic behavior; religious practice; Catholics
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