A New Study Changes Conventional Thinking About Very Religious People And Helping Strangers

Overall, according to Willer, the research suggests that “although less religious people tend to be less trusted in the U.S., when feeling compassionate, they may actually be more inclined to help their fellow citizens than more religious people.”

The study did not directly examine the reasons for why highly religious people are less compelled by compassion to help others.

 

by  Michael Kelley
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