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Religion and education: recent evidence from the United States

Michael Kortt (), Brian Dollery () and Simon Pervan

Applied Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 19, issue 12, 1175-1178

Abstract: While there is evidence to suggest that education is positively related to religious activity, it is possible that education may be endogenous. We re-examine this relationship using the cumulative US General Social Survey (GSS) data file. While we observe a positive correlation between education and attendance at religious services, we find no evidence to support a causal inference. Moreover, while we observe a positive association between education and religious contributions, the possibility of causal connection cannot be dismissed.

Date: 2012
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