Note: This is more evidence that society is being turned upside down. Practisingly-religious people and families, especially professing Christians who attend church service, are statistically more likely to be happier, and per many other studies, to have safer more stable households (having much lower divorce, child abuse, and domestic abuse rates). Our increasingly liberal (often libertine) and anti-Christian society would have you believe that the “progressives,” atheists, social justice warriors, and/or hedonistic-types are the happiest (having shrugged off “the chains” of religion), but in fact, the further one is removed from traditional families, values, masculinity & femininity, and from fervent religion observance, the less happy and stable they tend to be.
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.
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