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Religious Cognitions and Beliefs

Karel Dobbelaere and Wolfgang Jagodzinski

in The Impact of Values

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294757
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294751.003.0007

Series: Beliefs in Government

Religious Cognitions and Beliefs

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This chapter assesses the variances of socio‐political impact across Western European societies of the religious secularization effected by cultural rationalization, with particular regard to education and gender. The evidence indicates that the impact is more nuanced than trends in the behavioural component (the incidence of church‐going discussed in Ch. 4) would suggest.

Keywords: religion; religious belief; secularization; Western Europe

Chapter.  7024 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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