New book chapter on Religious Pluralism and Social Capital in Europe

In this chapter in an edited book I investigate the consequences of religious pluralism for the social capital (i.e. civic networks and social trust) of selected European societies. Based on data from the European Social Survey and using cross-classified multilevel models, I show that religious groups differ in terms of their civic involvement and trust. And whereas religious pluralism as a feature of national context seems to mobilize civic involvement it does not seem to affect trust between citizens.

Traunmüller, Richard (2012): Religiöser Pluralismus und soziales Kapital in Europa. Ein interkultureller Vergleich auf der Grundlage kreuz-klassifizierter Mehrebenenanalysen. In: Detlef Pollack, Ingrid Tucci und Hans-Georg Ziebertz (Hrsg.): Religiöser Pluralismus im Fokus quantitativer Religionsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 189-220.