Trust and Confidence in Institutions: Religious Beliefs and Educational Attainment

  • Daniel Miles Universidad de Vigo, Spain
  • Maximo Rossi Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

Abstract

The main objective of the paper is the analysis of intergenerational or cultural transmission of religious values during adolescence in order to explain interpersonal trust and confidence in institutions in adulthood. Trust and confidence in institutions outcomes are examined using the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) 2008 Religion III survey. Overall, the results are in line with previous literature: religious intensity and educational attainment are significantly and positively correlated with trust and confidence in institutions. When instrumental variables are used, the results suggest that religious engagement does not significantly explain interpersonal trust though it is significantly related to confidence in institutions.

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Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Miles, D., & Rossi, M. (2018). Trust and Confidence in Institutions: Religious Beliefs and Educational Attainment. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(17), 1. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n17p1