Highly religious not as compassionate as non-believers, says study

One can well imagine that when the faithful see the results of this study, they will call it the work of the devil…


According to a new University of California-Berkeley study, the highly religious are less motivated to show generosity than are non-believers. The findings are being published in the online issue of “Social Psychological and Personality Science.”
The results seem to conflict with a 2008 University of British Columbia study asserting that the faithful are “more helpful, honest and generous.” 


The study conducted three experiments, with social scientists finding that compassion “consistently drove less religious people to be more generous.


 By DJ Pangburn