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Black Women are Among Country’s Most Religious Groups

posted on July 10, 2012

A new poll shows “black women are among the most religious people in the nation,” reports Theola Labbé-DeBose for The Washington Post. The poll, conducted by The Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, found “that 74 percent of black women and 70 percent of black men said that ‘living a religious life’ is very important.” Only 57 percent of white women and 43 percent of white men said the same. “But in times of turmoil, about 87 percent of black women — much more than any other group — say they turn to their faith to get through,” Labbé-DeBose writes. “Black women, across education and income levels, say living a religious life is a greater priority than being married or having children, and this call to faith either surpasses or pulls even with having a career as a life goal, the survey shows.”

Read at The Washington Post