Journal article

Religiosity's Nomological Network and Temporal Change Introducing an Extensive Country-Level Religiosity Index based on Gallup World Poll Data

Mohsen Joshanloo, Jochen E Gebauer

European Psychologist | HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS | Published : 2020


Abstract. Countries differ in their religiosity and these differences have been found to moderate numerous psychological effects. The burgeoning research in this area creates a demand for a country-level religiosity index that is comparable across a large number of countries. Here, we offer such an index, which covers 166 countries and rests on representative data from 1,619,300 participants of the Gallup World Poll. Moreover, we validate the novel index, use it to examine temporal change in worldwide religiosity over the last decade, and present a comprehensive analysis of country-level religiosity’s nomological network. The main results are as follows. First, the index was found to be a va..

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Awarded by National Research Foundation of the Republic of Korea

Awarded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Ministry of Education and National Research Foundation of the Republic of Korea (NRF2017S1A3A2066611) and a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG; Grant GE 2515/6-1).