Study suggests ‘highly religious’ people are more likely to be happy

Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 20:28:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Pew Center for Religion and Public Life released a study Wednesday showing people who are “highly religious” are more likely to report being very happy with their lives.

The Center defines “highly religious” as a person who attends a religious service once a week and prays daily.

The “very happy” result is the most significant distinction in a massive study using in-depth surveys of 3,278 American adults selected randomly and representative of different faiths, regions and racial/ethnic groups.

See Max Roth's report above for more from the study's findings, or click here for the complete results from the study.