Conformity and Religiosity Across Europe – a Multilevel Approach

Mentus, Vladimir and Blagojević, Mirko (2021) Conformity and Religiosity Across Europe – a Multilevel Approach. In: Globalisation and regional identity 2020 - Global challenges and regional specificities. Filozofski fakultet Osijek : Fakultet agrobiotehničkih znanosti Osijek : „1 decembrie 1918“ University of Alba Iulia : University of Bialystok : Poljoprivredni fakultet u Novom Sadu, Osjek ; Alba Iulia ; Białystok ; Novi Sad, pp. 187-195. ISBN 978-953-314-157-2

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In this paper we examined the association between conformity as a value orientation and religiosity across Europe. Given that in less religious societies the impact of religion weakens, including in terms of the effect on value orientations, we hypothesize that less religious societies are characterized by a weaker association between conformity and religiosity. We used the data from the ninth round of the European Social Survey (2018), with 39,804 respondents from 29 countries. The data indicated a non-significant moderating effect of country level religiosity on a individual religiosity–conformity association. Furthermore, the association between conformity and religiosity is significant but very weak. The results generally indicate that European societies are characterized by a weak influence of religiosity on value orientations such as conformism, both in less and more religious societies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: conformity, European Social Survey, multilevel analysis, religiosity.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 20:07
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 20:07

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