Churchgoing Kids of Nuclear Families do Best

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2008 ( – A new study from the Mapping America project, co-released by more than 30 state family policy councils, has fund that children have fewer problems at school and home when they live with both biological parents and frequently attend religious services. Dr. Nicholas Zill, the founding president of Child Trends,… Continue reading Churchgoing Kids of Nuclear Families do Best

84 Percent of Americans Believe in Miracles, ‘Newsweek’ Poll Says

Magazine cites Pentecostal teen’s healing in major report in belief for the impossible by Andy Butcher Most Americans believe in miracles, and almost half of them say they have personally experienced or witnessed one, according to a “Newsweek” poll. The magazine cites the case of a teen-ager healed at a Pentecostal church in its report… Continue reading 84 Percent of Americans Believe in Miracles, ‘Newsweek’ Poll Says

Church Goers Live Longer

A national study to be published next month in “Demography” magazine says those who worship regularly at a church or synagogue live 10 percent longer than those who don’t attend services. The report, called “Religious Involvement and U.S. Adult Mortality,” says life expectancy for weekly churchgoers is 82, and 83 for those who attend more… Continue reading Church Goers Live Longer

Religion Important to Americans

According to a survey of 5,916 Americans conducted by the Brand Futures Group of Young and Rubicam, 54 percent of respondents said “religion plays an important part in my life.” The report also noted that religion is popping up in everything from tattoos to teen-age apparel to the popular “What Would Jesus Do?” merchandise. “The… Continue reading Religion Important to Americans