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Personality and Religiosity: Intuitions and Findings
Personality and Religiosity: Intuitions and Findings
Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

What is religion? It is a discourse about souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, ancestors, or demons, assumed to inhabit another sphere of existence than ours, but sometimes reported to be in direct contact with living humans (Beit-Hallahmi, 2010, 2015). Religiosity, which we observe and measure, indicates the importance of beliefs about the spirit world in an individual's life. For most individuals, this will be expressed in a conscious adherence to one of the tens of thousands of religions in existence and also in derivative acts, such as participation in rituals and meetings, or making monetary donations. Religiosity is a continuous, rather than a discrete, variable. This means that, ...

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