"Contrary to popular belief, atheism is not the norm for people with higher education, new research shows.
Education does not push people away from God, it just makes them more likely to accept a liberal attitude toward religion, reported USA Today.
Philip Schwadel, associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said that for each year of education beyond seventh grade people are actually 15 percent more likely to attend some sort of religious service.
However, his article in Review of Religious Research said people are also 15 percent more likely to believe that truth can be found in more than one religion. Schwadel attributed that to wider-spread friendships, since education allows students to meet a larger group of people with different religious beliefs." To read more, click here.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Study: Education doesn't breed atheism
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 9:27 AM