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Religions 2017, 8(1), 8; doi:10.3390/rel8010008

Confidence in Government and Attitudes toward Bribery: A Country-Cluster Analysis of Demographic and Religiosity Perspectives

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Department of Public Finance, Inonu University, 44280 Malatya, Turkey
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Department of Econometrics, Inonu University, 44280 Malatya, Turkey
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School of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road Fayetteville, NC 28301, USA
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Received: 7 September 2016 / Revised: 2 January 2017 / Accepted: 5 January 2017 / Published: 10 January 2017
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Abstract

In this study, we try to classify the countries by the levels of confidence in government and attitudes toward accepting bribery by using the data of the sixth wave (2010–2014) of the World Values Survey (WVS). We are also interested in which demographic, attitudinal, and religiosity variables affect each class of countries. For these purposes cluster analysis, linear regression analysis, and ordered logistic regression analysis were used. The study found that countries could be grouped into two clusters which had varying levels of opposition to bribe taking and confidence in government. Another finding was that certain demographic, attitudinal, and religiosity variables that were significant in one cluster might not be significant in another cluster. View Full-Text
Keywords: ethics; religiosity; confidence in government; bribery; cluster analysis; linear regression; ordered logistic regression ethics; religiosity; confidence in government; bribery; cluster analysis; linear regression; ordered logistic regression
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Benk, S.; Yüzbaşı, B.; McGee, R.W. Confidence in Government and Attitudes toward Bribery: A Country-Cluster Analysis of Demographic and Religiosity Perspectives. Religions 2017, 8, 8.

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