Thursday, December 04, 2014
Happiness is a Warm Congregation
The new Relationships in America study has a nifty table on the relation of happiness to regular involvement in a religious community.
The core finding: "frequency of attendance at religious services has a stronger effect on overall happiness than either belonging to an organized religion or self-reported personal religiosity."
The magnitude of the effect is also pretty impressive: nearly half of those who regularly attend religious services say they are very happy.