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Are religious people less moved by compassion?

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The highly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics, and less religious people, according to new research.

“Overall, this research suggests that although less religious people tend to be less trusted in the U.S., when feeling compassionate, they may actually be more inclined to help their fellow citizens than more religious people,” says UC Berkeley social psychologist Robb Willer.

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  • tommy1951

    I think so. Only when it is themselves. Then they want it.

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