"In this paper, we show how religiosity contributes to mental health more generally, but especially in the particular case of its effect during the Covid-19 pandemic. We find that being religious significantly reduces the negative mental health outcomes associated with Covid-19 incidence in one’s social network. This beneficial effect of religiosity on mental health, in this context, is comparable to the effect of being employed."

Bahal, G. et al. (2023) 'Religion, Covid-19 and mental health,' European Economic Review, 160, p. 104621. doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2 @psychology @economics @religion


- Conspiracy theories as part of history: The role of societal crisis situations : pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/290818
- Belief in conspiracy theories: Basic principles of an emerging research domain: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/
- Why Belief in Conspiracies Is Sometimes Adaptive and Logical : psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/fi
- Conspiracy theorists and religious people are more likely to commit a β€˜conjunction fallacy’ in contexts related to their worldviews - psypost.org/2021/08/conspiracy

@bibliolater This is not justifying; it's an explanation because it is fascinating.

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