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Study: Church-going teens see benefits in their education

Teens who go to church tend to go further with school, shows a recent study done by sociologists out of Brigham Young University and Rice University in Houston, Texas. Religiously affiliated youth are 40 percent more likely to graduate from high school than their unaffiliated peers, and 70 percent more likely to enroll in college, the study found.

"Religious teens tend to get and attain more education," James Phillips, a co-author of the study who is doing graduate work at Rice University, told the Church News.

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