A Groundbreaking Study Has Uncovered A Stunning Difference Between Religious And Secular Children

by KERRY-ANNE – A groundbreaking study has revealed a stunning difference between religious and secular children. According to findings, religious children are less generous, and more prone to judgment and vengeance, than secular children. Academics from seven universities from around the world took part in the study, which evaluated around 1,200 children between the ages of five and 12, from countries including the U.S., China, South Africa, Turkey, Jordan and Canada. Around a third of the children were non-religious, while the rest were chiefly Christian and Muslim. They participated in a number of exercises which assessed their tendencies towards charity, empathy, judgement and retribution. The Negative Association Between Religiousness and Children’s Altruism Across the World was published in leading Scientific journal Current Biology this week. A statement issued by its authors reads: “Overall, our findings … contradict the common sense and popular assumption that children from religious households are more...

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