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Doctors' religious beliefs strongly influence end-of-life decisions, study finds

29/01/2014 15:33
Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take decisions that they think will hasten the end of a very sick patient's life as doctors who are deeply religious, new research suggests. And doctors with a strong faith are less likely to discuss this type of treatment with the patient...

Web searches for religious topics on the rise

29/01/2014 15:31
Religion is not just for churches, synagogues or mosques anymore -- it's a topic that is being actively searched for online, according to researchers. The researchers examined how people use search engines to locate religious information online. They analyzed more than 5.5 million searches...

Being in awe can expand time and enhance well-being

29/01/2014 15:28
It doesn't matter what we've experienced -- whether it's the breathtaking scope of the Grand Canyon, the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis, or the exhilarating view from the top of the Eiffel Tower -- at some point in our lives we've all had the feeling of being in a complete and...

'Death anxiety' prompts people to believe in intelligent design, reject evolution, study suggests

29/01/2014 11:13
Researchers have found that people's 'death anxiety' can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory. Existential anxiety also prompted people to report increased liking for Michael Behe, intelligent design's main proponent, and increased disliking for...

Humans 'predisposed' to believe in gods and the afterlife

29/01/2014 11:12
New research finds that humans have natural tendencies to believe in gods and an afterlife. Research suggests that people across many different cultures instinctively believe that some part of their mind, soul or spirit lives on after-death. The studies demonstrate that people are natural...

The Generation X report: How many Gen Xers know their cosmic address?

29/01/2014 11:10
Less than half of Generation X adults can identify our home in the universe, a spiral galaxy, according to a new report. "Knowing your cosmic address is not a necessary job skill, but it is an important part of human knowledge about our universe and -- to some extent -- about ourselves," said Jon...

Residents of poorer nations find greater meaning in life

29/01/2014 11:09
While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life. The findings suggest that meaning in life may be higher in poorer nations as a result of greater religiosity: as countries become...

'Secret ingredient' in religion makes people happier

29/01/2014 11:07
While the positive correlation between religiosity and life satisfaction has long been known, a new study reveals religion's "secret ingredient" that makes people happier. "Our study offers compelling evidence that it is the social aspects of religion rather than theology or spirituality that leads...

World survey links religion and happiness -- for some

29/01/2014 11:06
There may be a few atheists in foxholes, but a new study suggests that in societies under stress, those who are religious outnumber -- and are happier than -- their nonreligious counterparts. Where peace and plenty are the norm, however, religious participation is lower and people are happier...

Generation X more loyal to religion

29/01/2014 11:04
New research has revealed that Gen-Xers are surprisingly loyal to their faith -- a finding that suggests the rising nonreligious tide in the United States may be leveling off. In a study published in the latest edition of The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, University of...
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