Income, Education, and Three Dimensions of Religiosity in the USA
American Time Use Survey, D01, J22, religion, religiosity, two-part model, Z12
Eastern Economic Journal
We use American Time Use Survey data and a two-part econometric model to investigate the relationship of income and education to religiosity in the USA. We find some evidence that people are less likely to be religious as their income increases and that religious people spend less time performing religious activities as their incomes rise. The effect of additional education is ambiguous. We also find that while women are more likely to be religious than men and immigrants are more likely to be religious than natives, among religious people there is no significant difference in religiosity by gender or origin.
Department of Economics
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Alam, Imam; Amin, Shahina; and McCormick, Ken, "Income, Education, and Three Dimensions of Religiosity in the USA" (2018). Faculty Publications. 680.