Posted on | March 25, 2012 | 66 Comments
The more often a person attended religious services, Gallup discovered, the more often they experienced positive emotions and the less often they experienced negative emotions.
The less a person attended religious services, the more they experienced negative emotions and the less they experienced positive ones.
People who attended religious services at least every week reported experiencing an average of 3.36 positive emotions the day before Gallup called them.
People who never attended religious services told Gallup they had experienced only an average of 3.08 positive emotions the previous day.
Having rejected faith, and sought solace elsewhere, people seem to have a relatively harder time. Now, here is an interesting, possibly related, result:
But Obama’s highest approval came among those who say they seldom or never attend religious services. Among these Americans, 51 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.
What you do faith-wise is a big input into that self-actualization thing.
Here is a big hint, folks: rejecting the possibility of Truth is a really, really Bad Thing. Also, the State really sucks, as gods go.