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One purpose of my recent research (with David E. Campbell) on religion in America was to confirm and, if possible, extend previous research on the correlation of religiosity and altruistic behavior, such as giving, volunteering, and community involvement. It proved straightforward to show that each of several dozen measures of good neighborliness was strongly correlated with religious involvement.


Putnam, Robert D. "What’s So Darned Special about Church Friends?" Altruism, Morality, & Social Solidarity Forum 3.2 (May 2012): 1, 19-21.