The percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States has nearly doubled, with about one in five American congregants attending a place of worship that is racially mixed, according to a Baylor University study.
FSU Associate Professor Amy Burdette and her team found that individuals who regularly attend church and report that religion is very important in their daily decision making are less likely to use marijuana recreationally and medically. The study was recently published in the Journal of Drug Issues.
In a new study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, a team of researchers led by FSU Associate Professor Amy Burdette examined the correlation -- or lack thereof -- between drug use and church attendance for women who are mothers.
A new investigation of how children reason about religious rules reveals a remarkable level of acceptance of different religions' rules and practices.
With summer nearly here in North America, we often hear about invasive plants popping up in undesirable locations, 'colonizing' different areas. But what if we shifted how 'non-native' species are perceived? A Dartmouth study with two indigenous nations provides new insight into how the concept of 'native' species is associated with colonialism, and how such framing runs counter to the lenses through which many indigenous peoples view their relationship with the world.
Christopher Ellison, in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Department of Sociology, Terrence D. Hill, associate professor of sociology at the University of Arizona and Reed T. Deangelis '15 '17, a UTSA alumnus and a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, published a study analyzing how religious practices impact sleep quality in Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.
A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion.
A team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used a new technique to construct what a large sample of 511 American Christians think God looks like.
Philosopher Michael Quante calls for social debate on ethically justifiable warfare.
More than one-third of women who go to a Catholic hospital for reproductive care aren't aware they're seeking obstetrical and gynecological care at a facility that may have limited health care options due to its religious affiliation.