Corruption and Religion (A), (B), (1)

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Relevant empirical studies demonstrate robust associations between corruption and religion, mainly concluding that Protestantism curbs corruption, in contrast with Roman Catholicism, which tends to increase the perceived corruption. Hierarchical religions such as Islam, Roman Catholicism, and Orthodoxy have adverse effects on education and civic engagement, thus promoting corruption. In turn, Protestantism has led to better education and human capital, and profoundly influenced the rise and spread of stable democracy worldwide.




García Portilla, J. (2022). Corruption and Religion (A), (B), (1). In Contributions to Economics (pp. 61–64). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH.

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