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Study Asks If War Makes A Person More…Or Less…Religious

posted on August 9, 2019

For NPR, Diane Cole reports on two studies that examined the religiosity of people who lived through wars and violent conflicts. The studies are featured in the journal Nature: Human Behavior, and were analyzed by a team led by Joseph Henrich, chairman of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. Cole writes, “The more profound the impact of war on an individual—such as the death, injury or abduction of a household member—the greater the likelihood grew of that person turning to religion.”

Read at NPR