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Is religion good for you? Analysing three decades worth of academic research on the relationship between religion and well-being

Spencer, Nick (2016) Is religion good for you? Analysing three decades worth of academic research on the relationship between religion and well-being. Religion and the public Sphere (28 Jun 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The relationship between religion and well-being is widely and frequently reported. Over the past year, the think tank Theos has analysed 139 academic studies conducted over the last three decades to discover whether there is a link, and if so, what this link means. Here, author of the report, Nick Spencer writes that it is in breaking down ‘religion’ into the multiple ways the term has, and can, be used that a fuller picture starts to appear. Indeed, the clearest beneficial effects of ‘religion’ come from a particular aspect of religion – group participation. The benefit of collective action can also offer lessons for wider society.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > Religion and the Public Sphere
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 05:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76506

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