Religious Competition

Description

Adam Smith, in Wealth of Nations, observed that even religious monopolies become weak when they are not challenged by competition. Data to illustrate this point is from 21 countries in which the percentages of Catholics in the populations varied from a low 1.2% to a high 97.6%.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 21 observations on the following 4 variables.

Country

a character vector indicating the country

PctCatholic

percent Catholics in the population

PriestParishRatio

priest to parishioner ratio

PctIndigenous

percent clergy indigenous

Source

Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2013). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (3rd ed), Cengage Learning.

References

Gill, A.J. (1994). Rendering unto Caesar? Religious Competition and Catholic Political Strategy in Latin America, 1962–79, American Journal of Political Science 38(2): 403–425.

Examples

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