The effect of political violence on religiosity

Asaf Zussman*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


This paper studies how politically motivated violence associated with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the wider Arab-Israeli conflict affects religiosity among Jews and Muslims in Israel. In order to explore this relationship I link data from the Israeli Social Surveys to information on Israeli conflict-related fatalities by date and location of survey interviews. The analysis, which covers the period 2002-2010, yields robust evidence that violence makes both Jewish and Muslim Israelis self-identify as more religious.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)64-83
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Israel
  • Political violence
  • Religiosity


Dive into the research topics of 'The effect of political violence on religiosity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this