Survey reveals black women are among the most religious groups in the US

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A survey conducted by the Kaiser Foundation and the Washington Post reveals that African-American women are among the most religious groups of people in America. Seventy-four percent of African-American women polled revealed that living a religious life is very important to them, compared to just 57 percent of white women.

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Survey reveals black women are among the most religious groups in the US

 

NEW ORLEANS - Worshipers celebrate at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)A survey conducted by the Kaiser Foundation and the Washington Post reveals that African-American women are among the most religious groups of people in America. Seventy-four percent of African-American women polled revealed that living a religious life is very important to them, compared to just 57 percent of white women. The study also reveals the deep religious influence that spirituality has in the lives of black women.

It has been suggested that in times of turmoil, blacks have turned to their faith as a source of emotional and spiritual support. Theologians have argued that years of discrimination and oppression shepherded African-Americans, particularly women, into a devout faith that has played a preeminent role in black culture for hundreds of years.

Stacey Floyd-Thomas, an associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School…

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