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  • God-mediated control and optimism: Exploring variations by denominational affiliation.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 275-290.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S.A. interview data from senior citizens. Conservative Protestant seniors are more optimistic than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Gerontology; Optimism
  • Close ties, intercessory prayer, and optimism among American adults: Locating God in the social support netowrk.
    Schafer, Markus H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 35-56.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. survey data. Network non-Kin prayers for respondents robustly predict optimism, an indicator of well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Network; Optimism; Well-being; United States
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