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New National Research from Baylor Religion Survey about Values, Mental Health and Technology Will Be Presented to Religion Newswriters Association Sept. 7-9
[7/12/2017]

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Christian Daily: Almost half of Americans say grace before meals— poll
[6/30/2017]
June 27, 2017
Almost 50 percent of American adults claim that they pray before eating several times each week, a survey conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation has found. The article cites a Baylor study which found that older who are securely attached to God have a sense of well-being, and the more they pray, the more that feeling increases. Quoted is Baylor sociologist Blake Kent.
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Study Finds: Praying Regularly, Having Firm Belief In God Improves Well-Being, Study Finds
[6/28/2017]
June 27, 2017
Older adults who believe God will be there to protect and comfort them in late life are more likely to pray — and the more they pray, the greater their sense of well-being, according to a Baylor study by Baylor sociologists Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., and Blake Kent. Those who are not confident of God’s care may pray, but they may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health.
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