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 ====1.1 Related American Demographics==== ====1.1 Related American Demographics====
  
-Children who attend religious services at least weekly are more likely to have positive social development than those who never attend religious services.((Nicholas Zill and Patrick Fagan, "​Children’s Positive Social Development and Religious Attendance,"​ The Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://​www.frc.org/​mappingamerica/​mapping-america-58-childrens-positive-social-development-and-religious-attendance]]. Accessed July 26, 2012.)) According to the Adolescent Health Survey (Wave I), adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to be repeat shoplifters than those who worship less frequently.((This chart draws on a large national sample (16,000) from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. This work was done by the author in cooperation with former colleagues at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. \\ Patrick F. Fagan, "​Religious Attendance and Shoplifting,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF08H79.pdf]])) (See [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF08H79.pdf|Chart]])+Children who attend religious services at least weekly are more likely to have positive social development than those who never attend religious services.((Nicholas Zill and Patrick Fagan, "​Children’s Positive Social Development and Religious Attendance,"​ The Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://​www.frc.org/​mappingamerica/​mapping-america-58-childrens-positive-social-development-and-religious-attendance]]. Accessed July 26, 2012.)) According to the Adolescent Health Survey (Wave I), adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to be repeat shoplifters than those who worship less frequently.((This chart draws on a large national sample (16,000) from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. This work was done by the author in cooperation with former colleagues at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. \\ Patrick F. Fagan, "​Religious Attendance and Shoplifting,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://marri.us/wp-content/uploads/​MA-10-12-152.pdf]])) (See [[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-10-12-152.pdf|Chart]])
  
-[[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF08H79.pdf|{{ :​religious_attendance_and_shoplifting.png?500 |Repeat Shoplift}}]]+[[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-10-12-152.pdf|{{ :​religious_attendance_and_shoplifting.jpg?500 |Repeat Shoplift}}]]
  
-Similarly, adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to steal than those who worship less frequently.((This chart draws on a large national sample (16,000) from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. This work was done by the author in cooperation with former colleagues at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. \\  Patrick F. Fagan, "​Religious Attendance and Theft,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF08J03.pdf]])) (See [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF08J03.pdf|Chart]]). ​+Similarly, adolescents who worship at least weekly are less likely to steal than those who worship less frequently.((This chart draws on a large national sample (16,000) from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. This work was done by the author in cooperation with former colleagues at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. \\  Patrick F. Fagan, "​Religious Attendance and Theft,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://marri.us/wp-content/uploads/​MA-22-24-156.pdf]])) (See [[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-22-24-156.pdf|Chart]]). ​
  
-[[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF08J03.pdf|{{ :​religious_attendance_and_theft.png?500 |Theft}}]]+[[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-22-24-156.pdf|{{ :​religious_attendance_and_theft.jpg?500 |Theft}}]]
  
-The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth showed that 15 percent of those who attended religious services at least once per week committed assault, compared to 17 percent of those who attended more than once a month, 21 percent of those who attended less than monthly, and 22 percent of those who never attended.((Patrick F. Fagan and Scott Talkington, "'​Ever Assaulted Someone'​ by Current Religious Attendance and Structure of Family of Origin,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF11H11.pdf]])) (See [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF11H11.pdf|Chart]] Below) ​+The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth showed that 15 percent of those who attended religious services at least once per week committed assault, compared to 17 percent of those who attended more than once a month, 21 percent of those who attended less than monthly, and 22 percent of those who never attended.((Patrick F. Fagan and Scott Talkington, "'​Ever Assaulted Someone'​ by Current Religious Attendance and Structure of Family of Origin,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://marri.us/wp-content/uploads/​MA-106.pdf]])) (See [[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-106.pdf|Chart]] Below) ​
  
-[[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF11H11.pdf|{{ :​ever_assaulted_someone_by_current_religious_attendance.png?500 |"Ever Assaulted Something"​}}]]+[[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-106.pdf|{{ :​ever_assaulted_someone_by_current_religious_attendance.jpg?500 |"Ever Assaulted Something"​}}]]
  
-Correspondingly,​ those who frequently attend religious services are less likely to be arrested. According to the  National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, only 5 percent of youths who currently attend weekly religious services have ever been arrested, followed by those who attend one to three times a month (7 percent), those who attend less than once a month (10 percent), and those who never attend church (11 percent).((Patrick F. Fagan and Scott Talkington, "'​Ever ​been Arrested'​ by Current Religious Attendance and Structure of Family of Origin,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF11D19.pdf]])) (See [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF11D19.pdf|Chart]] Below) ​+Correspondingly,​ those who frequently attend religious services are less likely to be arrested. According to the  National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, only 5 percent of youths who currently attend weekly religious services have ever been arrested, followed by those who attend one to three times a month (7 percent), those who attend less than once a month (10 percent), and those who never attend church (11 percent).((Patrick F. Fagan and Scott Talkington, "'​Ever ​Been Arrested'​ by Current Religious Attendance and Structure of Family of Origin,"​ Mapping America Project. Available at [[http://marri.us/wp-content/uploads/​MA-102.pdf]]
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 +This entry draws heavily from [[http://​marri.us/​research/​research-papers/​95-social-science-reasons-for-religious-worship-and-practice/​|95 Social Science Reasons for Religious Worship and Practice]] and [[http://​www.heritage.org/​research/​reports/​2006/​12/​why-religion-matters-even-more-the-impact-of-religious-practice-on-social-stability|Why Religion Matters Even More: The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability]].)) (See [[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-102.pdf|Chart]] Below) ​
  
-[[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF11D19.pdf|{{ :​ever_been_arrested_by_current_religious_attendance.png?500 |"Ever Been Arrested"​}}]]+[[http://marri.us/​wp-content/uploads/MA-102.pdf|{{ :​ever_been_arrested_by_current_religious_attendance.jpg?500 |"Ever Been Arrested"​}}]]