Study: Non-religious kids more generous than religious ones

A new study has people of all faiths and the non-religious alike talking.

According to, a study published in the journal, “Current Biology” found that children growing up in non-religious households were significantly more likely to share than children who grew up in religious homes.

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The study involved 1,100 children between the ages of 5 and 12 from a wide range of ethnicities and religious backgrounds.

Researchers speculate that part of the findings may be due to “moral licensing” where practicing a religion can make one less concerned about immoral behavior.

A new study is in the works which will include more children from an even broader range of countries.

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