From the April, 2003 issue of Touchstone
marriage

Feature

The Good of Religion

What the Facts Show About Religion, Marriage & Society

It is odd that the Democratic Party has become the party of secularism. It is odd because it is unwise. After all, the practice of religion is critical to a flourishing society. Hostility to religion—shown by Bolce and De Maio to be common among Democratic Party elites—is hostility to a healthy society.

Religion, simply put, is a human good. It is good for individuals, and it is good for society. Beyond the question of whether a particular religion is true, social science research has shown that religious practice has many measurable benefits.

The practice of religion (1) increases one’s sense of personal well-being, (2) contributes significantly to physical health, (3) is a significant predictor of future earnings potential, and (4) decreases d . . .


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