December 24, 2011

Religiously Active People More Likely to Engage in Civic Life

RELIGIOUS  ACTIVISM is good for civic life in America, according to a new study out from the Pew Research Center Project on the Internet and American Life.

The report finds that some 40 percent of Americans engage in some form of religious activity, whether going to a mosque, a synagogue, or a church. And in turn, they feel better all around about their place in the larger civic community.

According to a statement on the website, these individual are more trusting of others, are more optimistic about their impact on their community, think more highly of their community, are more involved in more organizations of all kinds and devote more time to the groups to which they are active, in comparison to those who do not engage in religious activities.

>Read the study here

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