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Study Finds Faith Equals Happiness

 
Study Finds Faith Equals Happiness
Posted Friday, August 30th 2013 @ 4am  by KTRH's Scott Crowder

A new study suggests religion is not only good for your soul; it's good for your overall well-being. It says Christians are at least more content than non-believers -- if not happier.

The study focused on Twitter users but University of Houston religious studies director Lynn Mitchell says he sees it on Facebook, too.

"There's certainly a lot more religious conversation going on Facebook than I would even expect."

Dr. Mitchell says social media helps create a sense of community.

"It's giving a chance for religious people to express themselves in a way they feel is more effective than used to be."

Dr. Mitchell says the fact the Pope has a Twitter account has undoubtedly encouraged Christian Twitter users to reach out to one another.

"This Pope is certainly more of a people person than a lot of the Popes have been and he also seems to be pretty humble and spiritual and he communicates that."

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