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M D R Evans; Jonathan Kelley; et al
|Description:||xii, 375 p. : ill.|
|Contents:||Introduction Part I: Religion Religious belief in Australia Research note: Factor analysis Research note: Going to church makes people happier Keeping the faith? Catholics, Anglicans and other denominations in Australia Christian belief and church attendance in 30 nations Jonathan Kelley and Nan Dirk De Graaf National context, parental socialisation and religious belief Jonathan Kelley and Nan Dirk De Graaf Australians' views about the theory of evolution Research note: Life on Mars Religion and politics in 28 nations Should clerics refrain from politics? Separation of church and state in Australia, with international comparisons Part II: Morality and Public Policy Attitudes towards homosexuality in 29 nations Attitudes to abortion: Australia in comparative perspective Jonathan Kelley, MDR Evans and Bruce Headey Becoming a person: Australian public opinion on when an embryo is human Stem cells: Public opinion on treatment and research using foetal tissue MDR Evans, Jonathan Kelley, and Esmail D Zanjani Public approval of foetal stem cell use depends on the intentions of the donor MDR Evans, Jonathan Kelley, and Esmail D Zanjani Should cloning be allowed? Public attitudes in Australia, 2002 Research Note: Aims for scientists Ideology and fear of genetic engineering: Public opinion in Australia 1993-2002 Moral feelings about tax cheating and welfare fraud in 29 nations Research note: Volunteer work benefits the giver as well as the receiver Charity work: International differences and Australian trends Research note: Money buys happiness, but not much Global inequality: Moral obligation of wealthy nations? Attitudes in 26 countries in 1999-2000 Joanna Sikora National goals: Survey data from 24 nations Appendix: Data, methods and measurement References/ Cumulative index/ Cumulative index of names|
|Responsibility:||M.D.R Evans and Jonathan Kelley ; with contributions by Nan Dirk de Graaf ... [et al.].|
This volume is a reference book primarily about religion and morality in Australia, looking at recent behaviour and opinions up to 2002 and trends since 1984. It is packed with useful findings based