Effect Of Prayer on God’s Attitude Toward Mankind

“The Effect Of Prayer on God’s Attitude Toward Mankind,” James Heckman, Economic Inquiry, vol. 48, no. 1, January 2009, pp. 234-5. (Thanks to investigator Hiroshi Gunji for bringing this to our attention.) The author, at the Department of Economics, University of Chicago, who has received some notice in the field of economics for his previous work, explains:

“This paper uses data available from the National Opinion Research Center’s survey on religious attitudes and powerful statistical methods to evaluate the effect of prayer on the attitude of God toward human beings.”

Crunched data from the monograph: