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

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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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