Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A causal relationship between churchgoing and wealth? 

People who go to church often seem to be wealthier than those who do not:
Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, claims that regular religious participation leads to better education, higher income and a lower chance of divorce. His results* (based on data covering non-Hispanic white Americans of several Christian denominations, other faiths and none) imply that doubling church attendance raises someone's income by almost 10%.
A very interesting article.

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