Religion and Stress in Daily Life

  • Yi Yang


It is debated among researchers whether there is an existing relationship between religion and well-being. Some researchers have found that religion diminishes stress. However, some claim that this can be influenced by age, as older people have been found to be more religious than younger people. Therefore, age, gender, ethnicity, and education are controlled for by using multivariate regression techniques. Religiosity is predicted to diminish stress in daily life. In a sample of 101 surveys, result of the regression analysis showed significant support for the hypothesis that the more faithful people are the less stress they have; age, gender, ethnicity, and education showed to have no statistically significant effect on stress.