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U.S. Congregational Life Survey

Attitudes of Gratitude: Religious Friends Cultivate Thankfulness

David Briggs | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Keep your friends close, and your religious friends closer.

Spiritual Struggles of College Freshmen May Increase Risk of Addiction

David Briggs | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The more incoming students contended with issues such as doubting their faith or feeling punished by God, the greater risk they appeared to be for a variety of addictive behaviors, from gambling to recreational drugs, a new study indicated.

What Motivates People of Faith to Serve Thy Neighbor? Studies Find Prayer, Beliefs, Social Ties All Matter

David Briggs | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Increased belief and attendance were both associated with greater service to others in a new study examining religion and volunteering throughout adulthood based on four waves of the Americans' Changing Lives study.