"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

@bibliolater @psychology @economics @religion
In the current climate you neglect the first order effect that religion and associated political belief incur with tribal association leading to denialism, antivax behaviors, maiming and death.

That has vastly more negative impact on the individual and their families and friends that the beneficial impact of having social support for better mental well being.

More over, the benefit is not about religion. It is about having a good social network.

@samohTmaS @psychology @economics @religion Am I mistaken in my understanding of the pronoun 'you'. This is not my research and they are not my words so how could I have neglected the first order effect?

Because you posted it. Presumably you found something of value in it.

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