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Regular church attendance lowers chances of 'deaths from despair': Harvard study

“… this study suggests that religious service attendance was associated with lower risk of deaths from despair among both men and women, accounting for a wide range of potential confounders (including other aspects of social integration)” - CPost

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“Politicians appear to implement lockdowns as a response to social-distancing behaviors in their areas, rather than as drivers of those behaviors.”

"Is it possible that while lockdowns do not influence the timing of social distancing, they do influence its scale? There is actually some evidence of this. While issuing a lockdown probably doesn’t initiate social distancing, it might make social distancing a bit more aggressive. The figure below shows how social distancing has proceeded since March 11 in states with and without shelter-in-place orders (SIPs)." - The Public Discourse 

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Two Incompatible & Mutually Hostile Worldviews

"I’m not sure these researchers fully engage [the worldview concept] and the complexity that often arises.  For example, is morality based on a transcendent absolute or do we make it up for ourselves? OK, we can see that social conservatives believe the former, while social liberals believe the latter. But..." - Gene Veith

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“According to recent surveys from both Gallup and Pew Research, more Americans than before have a negative opinion of church.”

"According to recent surveys from both Gallup and Pew Research, more Americans than before have a negative opinion of church." - Facts & Trends

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A Major New Study Asks: How Does Church Affect Marital Health?

"The report is based on findings from the 2018 Global Family and Gender Survey (GFGS), a new international survey of over 9,000 men and women in heterosexual unions in 11 countries—including more than 2,000 respondents from the United States." - Christianity Today

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