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Private Prayer and Civic Involvement

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We analyze the relationship between private prayer and participation in voluntary association. We argue that prayer fosters a cognitive connection to the needs of others, and thus promotes membership in associations that emphasize personal relationships. Private prayer is not related to membership in political groups. The effect of prayer is strengthened by membership in religious groups, suggesting the relevance of both organizational and devotional aspects of religion for civil society participation.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Matthew T. Loveland is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46656., Email: 2: David Sikkink is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame. 3: Daniel J. Myers is Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame. 4: Benjamin Radcliff is Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame.

Publication date: 2005-03-01

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