Posts Tagged ‘study’

Loneliness a key factor in Dutch ‘psychiatric’ euthanasia

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A majority of people killed by euthanasia in the Netherlands for so-called psychiatric reasons had complained of loneliness, a new study has found. Researchers in the US found that loneliness, or “social isolation”, was a key motivation behind the euthanasia requests of 37 of 66 cases reviewed. The study by the National Institute of Health Read more

Religious belonging best for ‘sustained happiness’: Study

Friday, August 21st, 2015

A new study suggests joining a religious group makes for more “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, analysed 9000 Europeans who were older than 50. Researchers looked at four areas: 1) volunteering or working with a charity; 2) taking educational courses; 3) participating in Read more

Achieving more important than caring

Friday, June 27th, 2014

A new study from Harvard University reveals that the message parents mean to send children about the value of empathy is being drowned out by the message we actually send: that we value achievement and happiness above all else. The Making Caring Common project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education surveyed 10,000 middle and high school students about what was more important to Read more

US cardinal tried to obstruct study of sex-abuse cases

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Newly-released documents show that Cardinal Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles, tried to obstruct an extensive study of sex-abuse problems in American dioceses. The cardinal strongly resisted inquiries by researchers from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, who had been commissioned by the United States bishops’ conference to study how dioceses handled Read more

Less-educated Americans are losing religion, study finds

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

If you don” have a college degree, you’re less likely to be up early on Sunday morning, singing church hymns.

That’s the upshot of a new study that finds the decline in church attendance since the 1970s among white Americans without college degrees is twice as high as for those with college degrees.

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