Enrico Berkes, Davide Coluccia, Gaia Dossi and Mara Squicciarini investigate whether a destructive event - such as a pandemic - leads to either an increase in religiosity or a boost in innovation efforts. They find that both reactions can occur at the same time, and that people in countries more affected by the 1918 flu pandemic become both more religious and more innovative.
Enrico Berkes, Davide M. Coluccia, Gaia Dossi and Mara P. Squicciarini
24 May 2023
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