New Study Shows Intriguing Link Between Religious Upbringing and Academic Success


For years, we’ve seen a link between faith and happiness. New data is showing there might be a connection between religious upbringing and academic performance, too.

In her new book, “God, Grades, and Graduation: Religion’s Surprising Impact on Academic Success,” author Ilana Horwitz, an assistant professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, explained to Deseret News that believing God is watching over you — particularly for children — incentivizes “conscientious, cooperative” behavior.

Read the full story from Faithwire’s Tré Goins-Phillips

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