August 24, 2007

THE UNHAPPY 14%:

AP Poll: God vital to young Amercians: Among America's young people, godliness contributes to happiness. (ERIC GORSKI and TREVOR TOMPSON, 8/24/07, Miami Herald)

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. [...]

Forty-four percent say religion and spirituality is at least very important to them, 21 percent responded it is somewhat important, 20 percent say it plays a small part in their lives and 14 percent say it doesn't play any role.

Among races, African-Americans are most likely to describe religion as being the single most important thing in their lives. Females are slightly more religious than males, and the South is the most religious region, the survey said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 24, 2007 7:10 AM
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