Role of Religiosity in the Lives of the Low-Income Population: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence. Findings for the General Population

07/10/2009

Recent literature reviews point to the positive association between religiosityas measured by frequent church attendance (regardless of denomination)and multiple dimensions of marriage and relationship outcomes (Fagan, 2006; Weaver et al., 2002). While these findings are promising, not all studies indicate statistically significant effects. There are only a handful of studies that show any negative effect of religiosity (Mahoney, Pargament, Tarakeshwar, & Swank, 2001).

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