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Believers ‘are more likely to volunteer’

by Ed Thornton

RELIGIOUS people are much more likely to volunteer, give money to charity, and let another driver cut in front of them, a new study in the United States suggests. Its authors say, however, that this has more to do with “the friendships they make through their congregations” than their theological beliefs.

The authors of American Grace: How religion divides and unites us (Simon & Schuster) are Professor Robert Putnam of Harvard Univer­sity, and Professor David ...

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