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The Influence of Religiosity on Attitudes of Europeans Towards Economic Honesty
Applied Methods of Social Analysis of Markets
Compliance with the rules in the economic sphere is usually explained by many factors, but religiosity is rarely included in the analysis. Our study, based on the European Values Study (EVS) data, investigate the impact of religiosity on economic honesty, which we define as an attitude toward justification of a cheating, such as tax evasion, for example. In addition to testing hypotheses about the influence of religion on an individual level, we also try to explain the nature of this influence: why is religiosity significant in one country but not in another? This approach allows us to consider religion not only as a system of beliefs and practices, but also as a social structure.