Study Finds Religious Teens are Happier

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  1. Cindy

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    STUDY FINDS RELIGIOUS TEENS ARE HAPPIER
    (Hillsborough, North Carolina-AP) -- A nationwide survey
    indicates that teens who are actively involved in religion are
    more likely to be optimistic, enjoy school and have a positive
    self-image than those who don't.
    University of North Carolina sociology professor Christian
    Smith is director of the National Study of Youth and Religion,
    which asked 12th-graders to respond to questions about
    themselves.
    He says those who worship, attend religious youth groups
    and consider their faith important "were less likely to feel
    hopeless, felt good to be alive, felt life was meaningful" and
    had good feelings about themselves.
    Smith says that should encourage religious parents and
    challenge houses of worship to emphasize their youth ministries.
     
  2. AdoptedDaughter

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    That's always good to hear! ;)

    I suppose knowing the reason in life helps too! ;)

    ~Teresa~
     

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