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Children Raised Without Religion Are Kinder And More Empathetic
While most would believe that religion and a higher power breeds a better upbringing, this study seems to indicate otherwise. Led by Professor Jean Decety looked into the perceptions and behavior of various children located in six different countries. They looked into the children’s likeliness to share, as well as their habits regarding judging others or punishing them for bad behavior.
“Overall, our findings … contradict the commonsense and popular assumption that children from religious households are more altruistic and kind towards others,” said the authors of The Negative Association Between Religiousness and Children’s Altruism Across the World... More here.
To be fair this does fit with my beliefs, but in my experience I do tend to shy away from overly religious people. This comes from previous happenings and not from any preconceived notion of what they will be like.