IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(2): 180-185 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.223

How Religious Faith Affects Beliefs on Poverty: A Study in Italy

M. Norcia and A. Rissotto
Abstract—This study analyses the attributions of causality and the representations about poverty in order to better understand people's perception and to suggest adequate and shared interventions. The data we analyzed refer to a 2012 research which has been carried out on a sample of 1000 participants in Italy. Preliminary analysis has been conducted in order to get the relation among attribution of causality for impoverishment and religious beliefs to emerge. Further multivariate analysis has tested the relation net of other dimension as economic status (income), sex and education level.

Index Terms—Poverty, causal attribution for poverty, religion and poverty.

M. Norcia and A. Rissotto are with the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies – National Research Council (e-mail: maurizio.norcia@istc.cnr.it, antonella.rissotto@istc.cnr.it).

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Cite:M. Norcia and A. Rissotto, "How Religious Faith Affects Beliefs on Poverty: A Study in Italy," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 180-185, 2013.

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