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Relationships among belief in God, well‐being, and social capital

Do religious people live happier and longer lives? What attitudes do non-believers hold towards society, and how do those attitudes affect their social functioning? Professor John Nezlek analyzed the aforementioned correlations in his study. Find out what he has discovered.

#religiosity #faith #well-being #prosociality #social capital

What we researched:

  • A considerable body of research indicates that well-being is positively related to religiosity. Moreover, such relationships tend to occur in various cultures, in which people follow a variety of religious faiths. The positive effects of religiosity may also extend to increased longevity/decreased mortality. This study aimed to complement existing research by examining relationships between belief in God (as a measure of religiosity) and social capital and well-being.

How we did it:

  • The research was carried out on a sample of approximately 125,000 people from 77 countries. Prof. Nezlek analyzed the social capital level as an indicator of well-being and examined whether relationships between religiosity and well-being and social capital can be explained by distinguishing interpersonal and ideological prosociality.

Why is it important:

  • Because this study demonstrated that belief in God per se is related to well-being. Nevertheless, there are reasons to believe that relationships between religiosity and prosociality might vary as a function of whether interpersonal (includes how people think about and behave toward others in their personal lives) or ideological (includes attitudes and behaviors relevant to social policies) prosociality is being examined.