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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Is there a link between religion and happiness?

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Study finds Christians tweet more cheerfully than atheists

(London Daily Mail) Christians use more positive words and engage in less analytical tweeting than atheists, according to new university research.

Computer analysis of nearly two million tweets has found that Christians use fewer negative words and are more likely to talk about their social relationships than atheists on Twitter.

The research was carried out by University of Illinois graduate student Ryan Ritter, alongside fellow graduate student Ivan Hernandez and psychology professor Jesse Preston.

The findings are reported in the journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science.
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