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Quem acredita em Deus? testando o modelo de Durkin e Greeley de escolha racional envolvendo incerteza

Oliveira, Livio Luiz Soares de and Neto, Giácomo Balbinotto and Cortes, Renan Xavier and Schmidt, Lucas (2013): Quem acredita em Deus? testando o modelo de Durkin e Greeley de escolha racional envolvendo incerteza.

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Abstract

One of the most important models of rational choice to religion is the one presented by Durkin and Greeley. The authors base the problem of uncertainty of religious choice in Pascal's wager as a problem of maximizing expected utility and faith as an insurance In this paper, we test the hypotheses of the model with research data on the frequency of religious Religion Project Brazil 2002. Two dependent variables were used in the tests: attendance and religious faith. Both were positively influenced by the age of individuals and the fact that both spouses have the same religion. The religious attendance was positively correlated with belief in God, with belief in the afterlife, with religious attendance of theirs parents, and to remain in the religion of origin

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