A study conducted by the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture suggests there is a strong correlation between being religious and personal happiness. Research found that people who attend religious services every week are twice as likely to describe themselves as ‘very happy. ‘The opposite was also true; people who never attend weekly services are twice as likely to describe themselves as ‘very unhappy.’ The study looked at several self-reported factors that might be linked to increased happiness, but found attending religious services weekly had the strongest correlation to increased happiness. The new results match findings from a similar study in 2004, although there are several theories to explain them. One theory suggests that social support from religious communities is a factor, but the researchers wrote that their study found ‘that those who attend religious services often are happier than their peers with similar levels of involvement in the community.’—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Religious people much happier than others, new study shows
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/12/24/religious-people-much-happier-than-others-new-study-shows, Accessed December 24, 2014.
Isaiah 26:3 (HCSB) “You will keep the mind ⌊that is⌋ dependent ⌊on You⌋ in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.”