religion good for environmentalism

ch.2, ec-p.12 – aspects of religiosity that positively correspond with different expressions of environmental concern…

“Multiple religious behaviors, beliefs, and values correspond with various expressions of environmentalism. Church attendees who more frequently worship indicate stronger pro-environmental attitudes (Eckberg and Blocker 1996) and engage in pro-environmental behaviors more frequently (Black 1997; Kanagy and Willits 1993; Woodrum and Wolkomir 1997). Believers who more strongly identify with their denomination or religion more frequently believe “nature is sacred because it is created by God.” They express greater willingness to sacrifice for environmental quality or engage in pro-environmental actions. However, this is limited to private individual consumer behaviors, not more public expressions of support for environmental policy (Dietz, Stern, and Guagnano 1998).”



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