CPC Fellow Lisa Pearce is quoted on youth and religion in news

Aug 27, 2007

Among America's young people, godliness contributes to happiness. An extensive survey by The Associated Press and MTV found that people aged 13 to 24 who describe themselves as very spiritual or religious tend to be happier than those who don't. ...Sociologists have long drawn a connection between happiness and the sense of community inherent to most religious practice. Lisa Pearce, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, said religion could indeed contribute to happiness, but she cautioned that the converse also could hold true.

This article ("AP Poll: God Vital to Young Amercians") appears in the August 24th edition of the Chicago Tribune:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-youth-poll-spirituality,1,812340.story

           
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