Abstract and Keywords
Is religious engagement more often associated with positive or negative outcomes? Diverse findings reveal a religious engagement paradox: actively religious (often lower income) places (nations and states) exhibit lower quality of life. Actively religious individuals in many places exhibit higher quality of life. Other studies explore the associations of religious engagement with prejudice, human virtues, volunteerism, and charitable giving. Explanatory components of the “religious factor” include social support, self-control, meaning, and terror management.
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