Using data for young Romanians, a new GLO Discussion Paper finds that it is external religiosity that interacts with weaker addictive behaviors like smoking, drinking and using drugs.
GLO Discussion Paper No. 859, 2021
Religiosity, Smoking and Other Addictive Behaviors – Download PDF
by Roman, Monica & Zimmermann, Klaus F. & Plopeanu, Aurelian-Petruș
Author Abstract: While under communism, identity-providing religion was suppressed, religiosity is strong today even among the youth in post-communist countries. This provides an appropriate background to investigate how external and internal religiosity relates to addictive behaviors like smoking, drinking and drugs among the young. This study shows that not religion as such or internal religiosity, but largely observable (external) religiosity prevents them from wallowing those vices.
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