An Empirical Study Outlining the Factors that Impact eReligion
Infrastructure

8 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2008  

Kallol Bagchi

University of Texas at El Paso

Tuhin K. Das

Jadavpur University

Date Written: August 4, 2008

Abstract

This cross-national preliminary study examines the impact of religious factors, personal income and internet saavyness on E-religion infrastructure and use. Data from a set of more than 40 nations involving close to 8000 web sites were gathered to allow analysis of factors responsible for the infrastructure development and use. Results suggest that i) religious beliefs but not practices stimulate E-religion infrastructure development and ii) religious beliefs and personal wealth contribute to more E-religion use (or E-Religiosity).

Keywords: E-religion, economy, Internet/Web, cross-national study

JEL Classification: F, Z

Suggested Citation

Bagchi, Kallol and Das, Tuhin K., An Empirical Study Outlining the Factors that Impact eReligion Infrastructure (August 4, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1201704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1201704

Kallol Bagchi (Contact Author)

University of Texas at El Paso ( email )

500 West University
El Paso, TX TX 79968-0545
United States

Tuhin K. Das

Jadavpur University ( email )

Planning & Development Unit, Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700032, India
Kolkata, AK 700032
India
+919836986615 (Phone)

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