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


While extensive research has documented the positive association between greater religiosity and lower rates of youth problem behaviors (see Bartkowski et al., 2008, for a list of review articles), a 2005 study by Smith and Denton (using NSYR data) represents the most current and comprehensive knowledge about religiosity and youth outcomes. Smith and Denton (2005) categorized teenagers into one of five categories based on multiple dimensions of religiosity (devoted, regular, sporadic, disengaged, and other/mixed), including attendance and affiliation with a religious tradition.

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