Religious Youths Less Likely at Risk; Research Links Beliefs with behavior.(NATION)(CULTURE, ET CETERA)
Byline: Josh Earl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Forget detention. The best way to keep teenagers out of trouble may be to send them to church, a study shows.
The report, released today by the National Study of Youth and Religion, compared the religious beliefs and behaviors of 2,478 12th-graders. Researchers asked seniors how often they attended religious services, how much importance they gave religion, how many years they had participated in religious youth groups and what their religious preference was.
"The report demonstrates that religion among U.S. 12th-graders is positively related to participation in constructive youth activities," says Christian …
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Publication information: Article title: Religious Youths Less Likely at Risk; Research Links Beliefs with behavior.(NATION)(CULTURE, ET CETERA). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 18, 2002. Page number: A02. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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