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Host: The Heritage Foundation. Religion’s significance in the United States is clear but so is the challenge of measuring the impact of religious practice on American life. What measurable effects does religious practice have on other aspects of life, such as civic engagement, health outcomes, or family dynamics? How do researchers explain these relationships?
“Religious Practice in America: What the Research Says” is an annual conference series dedicated to sharing high-quality social science data and analysis addressing these questions and to exploring next steps for research that will inform American public discussion, hosted by The Heritage Foundation, with research partners the Baylor Institute for the Studies of Religion, and Child Trends.
This year’s conference “Religious Practice and Health: What the Research Says” will be held December 3, 2008 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Leading researchers in the field will present their findings about the role of religious practice in health and mental health outcomes.

Official Website: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Features/ReligiousPracticeInAmerica/home.cfm?CFID=40249993&CFTOKEN=10749611

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