Religious Background and Gambling Among Young Adults in the United States

  title={Religious Background and Gambling Among Young Adults in the United States},
  author={J. Uecker and Charles E. Stokes},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  • J. Uecker, Charles E. Stokes
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Gambling Studies
  • Despite the rapid growth of the gambling industry over the last 40 years, there have been few large-scale, nationally representative longitudinal studies of gambling among young adults. We use data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to investigate whether and how the gambling behavior of young adults is associated with their religious beliefs and practices during adolescence. We find that young adults who grew up as conservative Protestants, mainline Protestants… CONTINUE READING
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