Factors Related to Becoming Less Committed to Religion

Chelsey Meigs


In this article factors that relate to religious commitment are examined. Using the General Social Survey (2010), education, happiness, and religious upbringing were analyzed against having a turning point of becoming less committed to religion. The goal of this article was to see if any of these factors significantly affected the likelihood that someone would become less committed to religion. What was found was that religious affiliation and education both related to the likelihood of having a turning point, while happiness seemed to have no effect on religious commitment.  


Religious Commitment; Education; Happiness; Religious affiliation; Religion

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