Go Figure

From recent studies on teaching creationism and the difference between men and women who stop going to church.

27%   Rate of major depression in women who have attended religious services since childhood.

36%   Rate in women who had changed attendance patterns (nearly all had stopped attending services).

31%   Incidence of major depression in men who have always attended religious services.

24%   Incidence in men who had stopped attending.

25%   High school biology teachers who say they devoted at least one or two classroom hours to creationism or intelligent design.

48%   Of these, teachers who "emphasize that this is a valid, scientific alternative to Darwinian explanations for the origin of species."

Related Elsewhere:

The depression study, "Religious activity and lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorder," is available online. Temple University issued a press release about its findings.

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