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


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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