It turned out that religious people live by 5.64 years longer.
The results showed that religious people live, on average, by 5.64 years longer than atheists.
In the course of work were used data from thousands of obituaries 42 States. In the documents studied religious affiliation and way of life of the deceased. However, a deeper study of the information revealed even more significant difference of 6.48 years.
It is reported that the life expectancy of religious people influenced by a more active social life and volunteering. This, in turn, helps to solve the problems of sedentary living and isolation from which many suffer in old age.
In addition, religious people are less prone to bad habits, and not so much stressed.