God and Man at University

{josquote}The authors conclude that it is not science, per se, that erodes belief, but an education grounded in post-modernist thought.{/josquote}

A new working paper published by the National Bureau for Economic Research in the US produces some interesting findings about religiosity and university education, among which is this:

Being a humanities or a social science major has a statistically significant negative effect on religiosity — measured by either religious attendance and how important students consider the importance of religion in their lives. The impact appears to be strongest in the social sciences [compared with the humanities and physical sciences]

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