Religion and gambling: Studies find the wages of faith may be fewer lost wages

Published June 19, 2017


An article on Huffington Post reports on a study by John Welte, senior research scientist in UB’s Research Institute on Addictions, that found that people who attend religious services most often have the fewest problem gambling symptoms such as borrowing money to gamble or betting more than they can afford to lose. “The pro-social individuals who attend religious services regularly are less likely to fit into the anti-social/impulsivist model of problem gambling,” the study suggests.

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