Are personality, well-being and death anxiety related to religious affiliation?

  title={Are personality, well-being and death anxiety related to religious affiliation?},
  author={Gareth J. Morris and Tina McAdie},
  journal={Mental Health, Religion \& Culture},
  pages={115 - 120}
A survey design was used to examine if there are any differences between a Christian, a Muslim, and a non-religious group in five personality factors (dominance, liveliness, warmth, apprehension, and sensitivity), general well-being, and death anxiety. No significant differences were found with any of the personality factors between the three groups. Religious participants (Christians and Muslims combined) scored significantly higher for general well-being than non-religious participants… 

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