August 12, 2010

USA: Faith affects couples' happiness, study says

Couples who share religious practices tend to be happier than those who don't, reports Donna St. George of THE WASHINGTON POST on August 12.

Writing on RELIGION: The Way We Live,  Donna quotes
W. Bradford Wilcox,
director of the National Marriage Project
at the University of Virginia and co-author
of a study released today.

In what is described as the first major look at relationship quality and religion across racial and ethnic lines, researchers report a significant link between relationship satisfaction and religious factors for whites, Hispanics and African Americans.

The study appears in this month's issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.