Religious Identity, Trust, and Prosociality

Last registered on May 17, 2022


Trial Information

General Information

Religious Identity, Trust, and Prosociality
Initial registration date
October 22, 2021

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
October 25, 2021, 11:10 AM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
May 17, 2022, 11:47 PM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.


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Primary Investigator


Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
University of Leicester
PI Affiliation
Centre for Social and Behavior Change

Additional Trial Information

In development
Start date
End date
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
In this paper we are interested in exploring the effects of religious social identity on trust, trustworthiness, and prosociality.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Dhami, Sanjit, Pavan Mamidi and Mengxing Wei. 2022. "Religious Identity, Trust, and Prosociality." AEA RCT Registry. May 17.
Experimental Details


Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
trustor’s belief of the trustee’s return, trustee's belief of trustor's transfer, trustee’s return, trustor's transfer, dictator's transfer, religiosity, etc.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Two treatments
Between subjects design
Strategy method
Couterbalanced order
Virtual lab experiment
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
randomization done by a computer
Randomization Unit
individual-level randomization in the sense that which session the subjects will be in is randomized;
randomly match half the sample with the same religion and the other half with the different religion.
Was the treatment clustered?

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
2 treatments
Sample size: planned number of observations
around 400 subjects
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
around 200 subjects in each treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
The Ashoka Institutional Review Board
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Analysis Plan

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