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Text analysis shows conceptual overlap as well as domain-specific differences in Christian and secular worldviews

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Theories differ over whether religious and secular worldviews are in competition or represent overlapping and compatible frameworks. Here we test these theories by examining homogeneity and overlap in Christian and non-religious people's explanations of the world. Christian and non-religious participants produced free text explanations of 54 natural and supernatural phenomena. Using a new text analytic approach, we quantitatively measure the similarity between 7613 participant generated expla...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Name:
Templeton Religion Trust
Grant:
TRT/ISSR 0153
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
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Volume:
201
Article number:
104290
Publication date:
2020-04-14
Acceptance date:
2020-04-03
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EISSN:
1873-7838
ISSN:
0010-0277
Pmid:
32302789
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1101012
Local pid:
pubs:1101012
Deposit date:
2020-05-07

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