Comparative Study of Believers and Non-believers in Ethnic and Prosocial Context

Published: 8 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/vr87wcnnbd.1
, Stanislav Popelka,


Given the significant secularization of Czech society and the prevalence of non-belief Czechs, the question arises whether that perspective can also be considered a factor influencing attitudes towards other ethnic groups and willingness to help them when needed. Czech society is one of the least open countries towards otherness (Stafford & Gittu, 2017), prompting us to expand our original research to include a study of self-identified non-belief participants. Our focus was on understanding the influence of this factor on Czech society as a whole. Our objective was to procure the most comprehensive dataset possible. To achieve this, we captured (1) physiological data using the Tobii eye-tracker, which monitored participants' eye movements while presenting pre-prepared vignettes. Subsequently, to assess altruism, prosocial behavior, and personal attitudes toward otherness, we implemented (2) an economic game known as The Dictator (Shariff & Norenzayan, 2007). It was followed by (3) psychological data collection using The Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ 21+3) (Schwartz & Bilsky, 1990), consisting of statements exploring principles and values that participants may find influential in their lives.



Univerzita Palackeho v Olomouci


Religion, Ethnicity, Attitude and Beliefs


Palacký University Olomouc