Religious people are happier, studies show

One of the most interesting and provocative social analysts in America today is Arthur Brooks, currently president of the American Enterprise Institute.

In his 2006 book "Who Really Cares," Dr. Brooks summarized scores of academic studies demonstrating that religious people give far more to charity — even to non-religious charities — than do the non-religious. They're also more likely to volunteer to serve with such charities, as well as to assist family and friends, to donate blood, to give food or money to homeless people on the street, and even to return change mistakenly given to them by a cashier.

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