Men and women divided on religion

Gender gap in worship attendance differs between Muslim-majority and Christian-majority countries. Graphic courtesy of Pew Research Center

Gender gap in worship attendance differs between Muslim-majority and Christian-majority countries. Graphic courtesy of Pew Research Center

A NEW study of 192 countries finds women, particularly Christians, usually lead in religiosity worldwide.

 

The survey found men predominantly attend religious services in Muslim countries but women more so in Christian-dominated nations.

The overall conclusion: Women, particularly Christian, are generally more religious than men worldwide. An estimated 83 percent of women around the world identify with a faith group, compared with 80 percent of men, according to the report.

Among the findings:

  • In 61 of 192 countries studied, women are more likely than men to claim a religious identity. “There’s not always a huge difference but when there is a difference, it always favors women,” said Hackett.
  • The nones — people with no self-identified religious affiliation — are more likely to be men: 55 percent to 45 percent for women.
  • Religiosity lessens among Christian women as they move up the economic ladder

http://www.religionnews.com/2016/03/22/religion-gender-prayer-church-pew-research/?email=%5Bemail%5D

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2 thoughts on “Men and women divided on religion

  1. I believe Muslim men are obligated to pray at certain fixed times per day, where women are excused much of this obligation on account of domestic duties. This could affect attendance at services.

    Christian preachers have in the past usually been men. I know of men resistant to attending, and discouraging their wives, for fear of a masculine influence greater than their own, on the ladies!

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