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Religions 2015, 6(4), 1168-1181; doi:10.3390/rel6041168

Religion and Ethical Attitudes toward Accepting a Bribe: A Comparative Study

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School of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road Fayetteville, NC 28301, USA
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Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Inonu University, 44280 Malatya, Turkey
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Received: 20 July 2015 / Revised: 23 September 2015 / Accepted: 23 September 2015 / Published: 29 September 2015
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Abstract

This study presents the results of an empirical study of ethical attitudes toward bribe taking in six religions—Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, the Baha’i faith, Hinduism, and Judaism. The paper begins with a discussion of the theoretical and empirical literature on the subject. The empirical part of the study examines attitudes toward accepting bribes in 57 countries from the perspectives of six religions using the data from Wave 6 (2010–2014) of the World Values Survey. The sample population is more than 52,000. More than a dozen demographic variables were examined. The study found that attitude toward bribe taking does differ by religion. View Full-Text
Keywords: bribery; ethics; religion; empirical studies; World Values Survey; demographic; logistic regression bribery; ethics; religion; empirical studies; World Values Survey; demographic; logistic regression
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McGee, R.W.; Benk, S.; Yüzbaşı, B. Religion and Ethical Attitudes toward Accepting a Bribe: A Comparative Study. Religions 2015, 6, 1168-1181.

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