Are religiously active people happier than most?
A new study conducted by Pew Research Center shows that in some cases, religiously active people are happier and healthier than the alternative.
According to the study, “researchers divided survey-takers into three categories: the “actively religious,” who identify with a religion and attend a house of worship at least monthly; the “inactively religious,” who identify with a religion but attend less frequently; and the unaffiliated (or “nones”), who do not identify with any religion.”
In the survey – that was given to 26 countries world-wide – the study indicated five major findings, according to Pew Research.
- Actively religious people are more likely than their less-religious peers to describe themselves as “very happy”
- There is not a clear connection between religiosity and the likelihood that people will describe themselves as being in “very good” overall health
- The actively religious are generally less likely than the unaffiliated to smoke and drink.
- People who attend religious services at least monthly often are more likely than “nones” to join other types of (nonreligious) organizations, such as charities and clubs.
- The actively religious generally are more likely than others to vote.
The United States produced interesting comparable percentages in each of the categories. The US reported that 36% of the “actively religious” survey-takers were “very happy”, while a mere 25% of “inactive religious” individuals consider themselves to be very happy. Also, 58% of individuals that identified as actively religious were involve with other charitable organizations whereas 39% of ‘unaffiliated’ individuals were. Interestingly, it was reported that 69% of actively religious people indicated they were likely to vote in elections, compared to 48% of ‘unaffiliated’ individuals.
According to the data collected from Pew Research Center, it seems that individuals who identify as “actively religious” consider themselves to be happier in many areas of their life. One thing to note, the survey does not specify which religions are being studied. Using the term “religion” loosely, it can be assumed that the “religion” being looked at is the one most common to each of the 26 countries.
Left-Wing “Sleeping Giants” Deplatforming Activist Apologizes for “Diminishing” Minority Co-Founder
Matt Rivitz “gaslighted” the co-founder out of Sleeping Giants.
Matt Rivitz, the nominal founder of far-left deplatforming organization Sleeping Giants, issued a detailed public apology to a woman who has recently identified herself as a co-founder of the group. Nandini Jammi went public with her claims of being sidelined as a key figure within Sleeping Giants last week, claiming that Rivitz, a San Francisco ad executive, had “gaslighted” her out of public acknowledgment for her role in the organization.
Rivitz’s public apology, released Monday, appeared to largely vindicate her claims, acknowledging that Jammi was a co-founder of the group who had never received the due credit she claimed to have deserved.
A letter of apology. pic.twitter.com/gfMvAQuO4O
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) July 10, 2020
Sleeping Giants is a leftist deplatforming organization that seeks to defund conservative websites by haranguing advertisers over their ad placements on platforms such as Breitbart. Rivitz’s acknowledgment of sidelining the group’s female co-founder- coming only after Jammi published a Medium article that accused Rivitz of erasing her contributions to the group.
“I want to show you how a woman of color almost disappeared from the movement she built, and what you can achieve when you refuse to follow the rules your white male “leader” sets for you,” said Jammi of Rivitz’ selfish desire for self promotion. Jammi also published a series of arrogant remarks she attributes to Rivitz, in which the leftist anti-free speech activist curtly told his younger co-founder to know her place.
Curiously, Sleeping Giants is registered as an LLC in California, making it likely that the deplatforming group is a for-profit entity. Rivitz, who went to great lengths to hide his identity as the figure behind the group, was only exposed as Sleeping Giants’ operator after a Breitbart News investigation. It’s still totally unclear who is funding the organization.
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