The differential effects of Jesus and God on distributive behaviour

Lane, Tom (2019) The differential effects of Jesus and God on distributive behaviour. Working Paper. University of Nottingham. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study shows that different belief concepts within the same religion can have different effects on distributive behaviour. A dictator game experiment measures the causal effects of the concepts of God and Jesus on both the pro-sociality of Christians and their propensity to discriminate against LGBTQ people. The concept of Jesus significantly raises the amounts Christians donate, but the concept of God does not. Christians are found, at borderline significance, to discriminate against LGBTQ people, but this discrimination is not significantly increased by the concepts of Jesus or God. Neither concept significantly affects the behaviour of a non-Christian sample.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: UNNC School of Economics Working Paper Series : Series B: Behavioural and Experimental Economics. School Economics Working Paper –Behavioural Series 2019.8B
Keywords: Christianity; Dictator Game; Pro-sociality; Discrimination; LGBTQ
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Zhou, Elsie
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 10:41
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 10:41
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/57137

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