Pew Research: Religious people are happier through out the world

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Religion’s Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health Around the World

In the U.S. and other countries, participation in a congregation is a key factor

People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries. Religiously active people also tend to smoke and drink less, but they are not healthier in terms of exercise frequency and rates of obesity. Nor, in most countries, are highly religious people more likely to rate themselves as being in very good overall health – though the U.S. is among the possible exceptions.
Related: Key findings from the report

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2 replies

  1. Belief in the all powerful friend even if fictional should give peace of mind and tranquility. Atheists despite their intelligence refuse to see this Pascal’s wager.

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