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Table 6 Logistic coefficients regressing adult child’s religious affiliation on father’s and mother’s religious preference

From: Family Structure, Market Competition and Local Culture: The Mechanisms of Religious mobility beyond Christianity

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
No Religion Buddhism Daoism Christianity
Father (reference group: Other religions)
No Religion 1.857*** .224 .749 .691
(.220) (.319) (.640) (.446)
Buddhism − .247 1.835*** − .222 .783*
(.270) (.256) (.676) (.469)
Daoism − .128 .369 2.556*** .517
(.347) (.449) (.601) (.659)
Christianity .121 .196 .097 3.233***
(.391) (.499) (.853) (.453)
Mother (reference group: Other religions)
No Religion 2.113*** − .346 − 1.152 − .383
(.250) (.401) (.938) (.468)
Buddhism .312 2.304*** .537 − .888**
(.255) (.254) (.648) (.452)
Daoism .239 − .034 3.190*** − .194
(.341) (.461) (.611) (.650)
Christianity − .297 − .266 .979 2.263***
(.382) (.489) (.814) (.415)
Includes control variables, county, and year fixed effects Y Y Y Y
N 5730 5730 5730 5575
Pseudo R2 .278 .432 .604 .485
  1. Note: Standard errors are in parentheses
  2. *p < .1 **p < .05 ***p < .01