NCBI ROFL: Honesty when lighting votive candles in church: an informal look.

By ncbi rofl | December 1, 2011 7:28 pm

It’s Trinkaus week on NCBI ROFL! All this week, we’ll be featuring articles by John Trinkaus, whose work gives us “an informal look” at many aspects of everyday life. Enjoy!

Honesty when lighting votive candles in church: an informal look.

“An informal enquiry conducted over 6 yr. suggested a decline from 92% to 28% of people paying for lighting votive candles in a large Catholic church.”

|

|

Honesty when lighting votive candles in church: another look.

“An informal 3-yr. follow-up enquiry of a prior study suggested that the use of electrical, rather than wax, candles seemingly is not a variable relevant to peoples’ behavior in paying for lighting votive candles in church. Also, the number of people paying apparently continues to decline: now down (from about 30 percent in 2003) to approximately 25 percent.”

Photo: Flickr/ Mr. T in DC

Related content:
Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Dear Lord, please give me a drink.
Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Churchgoing may be hazardous to your health.
Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Keep your fingers crossed!: how superstition improves performance.

WTF is NCBI ROFL? Read our FAQ!

NEW ON DISCOVER
OPEN
CITIZEN SCIENCE
ADVERTISEMENT

Discover's Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!

Discoblog

Quirky, funny, and surprising science news from the edge of the known universe.

About ncbi rofl

NCBI ROFL is the brainchild of two Molecular and Cell Biology graduate students at UC Berkeley and features real research articles from the PubMed database (which is housed by the National Center for Biotechnology information, aka NCBI) that they find amusing (ROFL is a commonly-used internet acronym for "rolling on the floor, laughing"). Follow us on twitter: @ncbirofl

ADVERTISEMENT

See More

ADVERTISEMENT
Collapse bottom bar
+

Login to your Account

X
E-mail address:
Password:
Remember me
Forgot your password?
No problem. Click here to have it e-mailed to you.

Not Registered Yet?

Register now for FREE. Registration only takes a few minutes to complete. Register now »