Religious people only live longer in religious cultural contexts: A gravestone analysis.

@article{Ebert2020ReligiousPO,
  title={Religious people only live longer in religious cultural contexts: A gravestone analysis.},
  author={Tobias Ebert and J. Gebauer and Jildou R Talman and P. Rentfrow},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2020}
}
Religious people live longer than nonreligious people, according to a staple of social science research. Yet, are those longevity benefits an inherent feature of religiosity? To find out, we coded gravestone inscriptions and imagery to assess the religiosity and longevity of 6,400 deceased people from religious and nonreligious U.S. counties. We show that in religious cultural contexts, religious people lived 2.2 years longer than did nonreligious people. In nonreligious cultural contexts… Expand
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