The perception on the relation between religion and science

A cross culture study in the malaysian society

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Abstract

The study reports a research which was conducted on 640 respondents of Malaysian society to know their perception on the relation between science and religion. The study was conducted throughout the country of Malaysia involving male and female respondents from the age of 20 to 50 years from various ethnics and religious backgrounds. The study was conducted by using the questionnaire method in which the respondents were asked to respond to given statements on the relation between science and religion and the importance of religion and science for human being. The booklets of questionnaire were collected to be analysed using the SPSS to obtain the mean response according to the ethnic, religious and academic background. T-test were also conducted if the means responses were significantly different. The findings of the study show that generally the respondents accept that science leads people closer to god. The mean response between the different ethnic group’s means was also significant. Moreover, the finding also shows that the respondent accept the importance of religion and science for the well being of the people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalReview of European Studies
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Malaysia
  • Perception
  • Religion
  • Science

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  • History
  • Cultural Studies

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