Do religious people live longer?
Study showed people who attend church regularly tend to live slightly longer than non-religious people.
Further research has shown this is due to church goers, by definition, being more social – i.e. more likely to interact with others and belong to more than one organisation.
Social people, on average, tend to live a bit longer than loners.
Most people gain a positive feeling, a “good” feeling, being part of something or some group they deem important.
Simply put, we obtain important moral and physical support in a group