What benefits does religion have?

Religion can help people find meaning and purpose in life by offering a framework for understanding the world and one’s place in it. It can also provide guidance on how to live a moral and ethical life.

Religious individuals may have better mental and physical health outcomes, including lower rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, as well as longer life expectancies.

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Religion can provide a sense of community and belonging, connecting people with others who share similar beliefs and values.

Religion can provide opportunities for personal growth and self-reflection, encouraging individuals to examine their beliefs and values and strive for personal improvement.