The Effects of ‘Partying’ on Religiosity

This site is worth a browse… even just for its sheer craziness:

http://spirituality.ucla.edu/findings/religious-measures/religious-skepticism.php

I don’t doubt the value of some of the research, or the credentials of the scholars involved… but I couldn’t help but laugh when I read the following:

“Students tend to become more religiously skeptical during college if they engage in a good deal of partying, watch a lot of television, participate in a study abroad program, or if their parents go through a separation or divorce. Religious skepticism also tends to increase if the student attends a college where the student body is highly liberal politically.”

Religious parents be warned, eh?

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About Chris

Scholar of religion/nonreligion... PhD Student (Lancaster University), blogger, singer, actor, thinker... Northern Irish living in Scotland. Co-founder of The Religious Studies Project. Director at the NSRN. Baritone masquerading as a tenor. Vegetarian for no particular reason.

3 responses to “The Effects of ‘Partying’ on Religiosity”

  1. Stuart says :

    It’s like being told that dogs bark…

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