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Attending religious services linked to longer lives, study shows

Research we’re watching Although religious observance is declining in the United States, about 40% of American women still attend services regularly, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Many short-term studies over the years have indicated that practicing a religion may have a positive impact on health, but the results have been questioned. Could it be that people who regularly attend churches, synagogues, or mosques are able to because they are…

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