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Why is it important to be religiously educated?
It helps with their own personal development & supports an understanding of the spiritual, moral, social & cultural questions that surface again & again in their lives. In tackling difficult questions it provides pupils with insight that can work to challenge stereotypes, promote cohesion, and tackle extremism.
How does religion affect the educational system?
Educational Achievement Increased religious attendance is correlated with higher grades. More than 75 percent of students who become more religious during their college years achieved above-average college grades. Religiously involved students work harder in school than non-religious students.
Why is religious literacy important?
Training in religious literacy provides citizens with the tools to better understand religion as a complex and sophisticated social/cultural phenomenon and individual religious traditions themselves as internally diverse and constantly evolving as opposed to uniform, absolute and ahistorical.
Does higher education make people more religious?
On one hand, among U.S. adults overall, higher levels of education are linked with lower levels of religious commitment by some measures, such as belief in God, how often people pray and how important they say religion is to them.
Do Americans with college degrees attend religion less often?
At the same time, Americans with college degrees are no less likely than others to report attending religious services on a weekly basis.
Why are highly educated people more likely to be atheists?
The more education a person receives, the more likely they are to become atheists (1). Non belief also increases with intelligence and income. Residents of more educated countries see religion as less important in their daily lives (2). Why are highly educated people more likely to be atheists? There are two categories of explanation.
How do college-educated Christians look like?
On other measures of religious observance, college-educated Christians tend to look quite similar to those who haven’t completed college. There are, however, a few exceptions. Among mainline Protestants and Catholics, for instance, those with higher levels of education are slightly less likely to say religion is very important in their lives.