This is Science Today. A new analysis of a forty-year-old
study indicates that attending church may lead-if
not to an afterlife-then at least to a longer life.
Doug Oman of the University of California, Berkeley's
School of Public Health says that of the 6,000 people
followed since 1965, those who attended church frequently
had a twenty percent lower death rate than those
who did not.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.