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dc.contributor.supervisor Kazemipur, Abdie
dc.contributor.author Fairweather, Natasha A.D.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-15T17:44:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-15T17:44:41Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/1294
dc.description ix, 154 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Research on social capital during the past two decades has shown that willingness to trust is linked to a host of individual and social outcomes, such as health, education, democracy, and robust economies. In this thesis I examine the ways in which religion may affect attitudes of trust, employing both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Specifically, three aspects of religion have been examined: denominational affiliation, spiritual belief, and the nature of the social interactions of the members of a faith community. Contextual factors relating a particular tradition to the broader society have also been included in the analysis. My findings suggest that although there is scant evidence to the effect of theology on trust, a much stronger influence on trust comes from the nature of social interactions (in the form of community‐building) and contextual factors (i.e., having a history of discrimination or being a resident of Quebec). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Sociology, c2009 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Trust -- Religious aspects en_US
dc.subject Trust -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Trust -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Religion and trust in Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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