publication . Article . 2018

Personality, Religion, and Politics: An Investigation in 33 Countries

Kibeom Lee; Michael C. Ashton; Yannick Griep; Michael Edmonds;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: European Journal of Personality, volume 32, pages 100-115 (issn: 0890-2070, eissn: 1099-0984, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
The relations of HEXACO personality factors and religiosity with political orientation were examined in responses collected online from participants in 33 countries ( N = 141 492). Endorsement of a right–wing political orientation was negatively associated with Honesty–Humility and Openness to Experience and positively associated with religiosity. The strength of these associations varied widely across countries, such that the religiosity–politics correlations were stronger in more religious countries, whereas the personality–politics correlations were stronger in more developed countries. We also investigated the utility of the narrower traits (i.e. facets) th...
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Sustainable Development Goals: 16. Peace & justice10. No inequality
Fields of Science and Technology classification: 05 social sciences0501 psychology and cognitive sciences050105 experimental psychology050109 social psychology
free text keywords: Social Psychology, Psychology, Religiosity, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Biology and political orientation, Personality factors, Social psychology, Political science of religion
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  • Social Science and Humanities
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  • Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
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