Pew study finds women generally more religious than men
By Dennis Sadowski 3.22.2016 Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Women, especially among Christians around the world, generally are more devout than men when standard measures of religious commitment are considered, a Pew Research Center study found.
Christian women are more likely to attend weekly religious services, be involved in daily prayer and consider religion important in their lives at higher rates than men, according to the study’s findings, released March 22.
However, among Muslims, religious practice by men was significantly higher than by women when using the same standards, researchers discovered.
The findings correspond to the cultural norm in most Islamic societies that Muslim men are expected to attend communal Friday midday prayer in the mosque. Women can fulfill the Friday prayer requirement individually, either inside or outside the mosque…