THE RELATION AMONG INTRINSIC RELIGIOSITY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM AND ATTITUDES TOWARD OUT-GROUPS IN MUSLIMS FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Keywords:intrinsic religiosity, religious fundamentalism, attitudes, intergroup bias, cross-cultural validatio
The relation between religion and prejudice has been shown in American Christians and Western Europeans, but it is currently unknown whether this effect can be generalized to other religions and cultures. To address this issue we conducted a study in which we assessed the personal religiosity of Muslim students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who had to report their attitudes toward their in-group, as well as different out-groups. Consistent with prior findings, participants showed explicit preferences toward their own group relative to other religious and non-religious out-groups. As expected, we also found a relation between religiosity and out-group attitudes. Taken together, our results indicate that religiosity is negatively related to tolerance toward specific value-violating out-groups. Thus, we have extended previous findings in a different cultural and religious context.
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