Concern for God and concern for society: Religiosity and social justice

Evans W. Curry, Jerome R. Koch, H. Paul Chalfant

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This paper adds to the integration of sociology of religion and social stratification by bringing together work in social justice from sociology of religion and economic issues from social stratification. The research focuses on the narrower topic of attitudes toward economic justice. Specifically, it focuses on the contributions of both religiosity and religious affiliation to such attitudes. The contributions of the religious components are assessed independent of other factors identified to be important in the two areas. Using data from the 1987 panel of the General Social Survey, multiple analyses of variance reveals relatively strong structural effects but no relationship between religiosity and attitudes toward economic justice. Religious affiliation is statistically significant, but of sufficiently limited "captured variance" that substantive interpretation must wait future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-666
Number of pages16
JournalSociological Spectrum
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2004


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