May 1, 2012

Religious People Less Motivated by Compassion

Univ. of Calif.-Berkeley, University of California-Berkeley

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“Love thy neighbor” is preached from many a pulpit. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that the highly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics and less religious people.

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TAGGED: Belief, Religion, Generosity, Compassion