[OPE] religion and prosperity

From: Paula <Paula_cerni@msn.com>
Date: Wed Nov 25 2009 - 17:16:01 EST

"In a paper posted recently on the online journal Evolutionary Psychology, independent researcher Gregory S. Paul reports a strong correlation within First World democracies between socioeconomic well-being and secularity. In short, prosperity is highest in societies where religion is practiced least."


The researcher also makes an interesting suggestion as to why many right-wing Christian groups in the US are opposed to European-style universal healthcare coverage:

"These groups have a lot to lose in these kinds of debates. When you adopt progressive policy reforms," Paul says, "in the long run, religion is bound to be road kill."


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