The Dance Between War and Religion

No one living in the 21st century needs reminding that terrorism and warfare are often driven by religious fervor. But does living in a nation engaged in, or threatened by, armed conflict make people more religious? Newly published research presents evidence that it does indeed. Analyzing data from a large, worldwide sample, two Chinese psychologists report people whose countries are more involved with wars and similar conflicts experience higher levels of existential fear, which drive them to greater religiosity.

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