More Americans are praying about their health, researchers have concluded.
Scientists analyzed data on 30,080 adults ages 18 and older who took part in the National Health Interview Survey in 2002 and on 22,306 adults who participated in 2007.
Forty-nine percent of adults said in 2007 that they had prayed about their health during the previous year, up from 43 percent in 2002. In 1999, only 14 percent of survey participants said they had prayed about their health.
Among those least likely to pray were people who exercised on a regular basis; researchers speculated they may not have had any health concerns. Those with higher incomes were also less likely to pray.
Categories: Medicine, Psychology
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