Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gender in Religion

The article here, outlined some interesting gender differences in religious behaviour.

Most striking among the findings are that women are far more apt to believe with absolute certainty in a God or universal spirit, as well as to believe that this supreme being is a personal one. More American women than men are affiliated with a religion. Two-thirds of women say religion is a very important factor in their lives, as opposed to roughly half of men — percentages that are about the same for those who say they pray on a daily basis. Forty-four percent of women attend weekly religious services, as opposed to just a third of men.
The article goes on to make a point about leadership, and these above numbers don't translate in being leadership or 'advancement'. Thought this was interesting reading but I wasn't really sure what to make of the conclusions. [Links: Article, Findings]

*Did anyone else know that March is Women's History Month in the US, and does Australia have one too?

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