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Infant mortality rates higher in areas with more Christian fundamentalists, study finds

The odds of an infant dying before their first birthday are higher in counties with greater proportions of conservative Protestants, especially fundamentalists, than in counties with more mainline Protestants and…

  • Portland State University
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The study, published online in May in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, supports the idea that the more insular, anti-institutional culture of fundamentalists can lead to poorer health outcomes.

EurekAlert 2b logo LLLLLLGinny Garcia-Alexander, a sociology professor in PSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the…

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