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Survey: Black Women Are More Religious

The Christian Post reported that a new poll of nearly 2,000 adults shows black women are more religious than other groups. The poll, issued by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, asked black men, black women, white men and white women several questions about faith and lifestyle. Nearly 75 percent of black women reported that “living a religious life” was very important to them personally, while 57 percent of white women, 70 percent of black men and 43 percent of white men said the same. Similarly, 86 percent of black women said God was very important in their lives when trying to get through times of trouble, while 66 percent of white women, 79 percent of black men and only just over 50 percent of white men agreed.

The poll’s results suggested that black people are much more likely to take their religion seriously than white people. White men were by far the least religious group in the poll.

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