Role of Religiosity in the Lives of the Low-Income Population: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence. Limited Research on Religiosity in the Low-Income Population

07/10/2009

While there is a growing body of literature highlighting the positive, albeit modest, association between religiosity and spirituality and better life experiences in the general population (McCullough & Willoughby, 2009), little research focuses specifically on the low-income population. The limited available information on the role of religiosity in the lives of the low-income population suggests that the existing knowledge base is insufficient to fully inform policymakers about how best to incorporate religiosity in social policy approaches targeting lower-income Americans.

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