Talk:Atheistic Germany and alcoholism

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Cherry-picking much?

Has Germany reached the levels of catholic Poland yet? --AugustO 02:47, 7 February 2015 (EST)

Feel free to create Poland and alcoholism and Roman Catholicism and alcoholism and Pentecostalism and alcoholism and Orthodox Judaism and alcoholism and Amish alcoholism articles or other articles you wish to create.

Irreligion/religion, alcohol abuse and self-control studies

See also: Atheism and hedonism and Atheism and gluttony and Atheism and obesity and Jesus Christ, the apostles and the Mediterranean diet/Mosaic diet

Religion and self-control studies

In the journal article Religion, self-regulation, and self-control: Associations, explanations, and implications, psychologists McCullough and Willoughby theorize that many of the positive links of religiousness with health and social behavior may be caused by religion's beneficial influences on self-control/self-regulation.[1][2] Furthermore, a 2012 Queen's University study published in Psychological Science found that religion replenishes self-control.[3][4] Also, numerous studies indicate that those who engage in regular spiritual practices have lower mortality rates.[5] [6] See also: Atheism and hedonism

Religion, self-control and lower levels of alcohol abuse

The journal article Religion, self-regulation, and self-control: Associations, explanations, and implications declares:

Next, C. Walker et al. (2007) found that religiousness (measured with a multi-item scale that included items related to the self-rated importance of religion) was negatively associated with self-reported substance use (i.e., an index that encompassed measures of cigarette smoking, drinking beer or wine, marijuana use, and heavy alcohol consumption) in two different cross-sectional data sets: a sample of 1,273 middle-school students and a sample of 812 high school students. The negative association of religiousness with substance use in both samples was significantly mediated by a latent variable measuring good self-control.

Finally, Desmond et al. (2008) found that self-control partially mediated the cross-sectional associations of a three-item self-report measure of religiousness (the mean of self-rated importance of religion, frequency of church attendance, and frequency of prayer) with alcohol use and marijuana use in the Add Health data set (a study of students from a nationally representative sample of 132 U.S. middle schools and high schools). These mediational effects obtained even when controlling for participants’ sex, age, race, parental education, socioeconomic status, family structure, students’ grades, associations with delinquent peers, attachment to their schools, religious denomination, and several other variables.[7][8]

Conservative 02:53, 7 February 2015 (EST)

I do believe Germany was a nomination for conservative of the year 2014. It seems you and Andy disagree on this point--CliffordC 03:16, 7 February 2015 (EST)
Did Germany win? Conservative 03:22, 7 February 2015 (EST)
No, but to make the list is no mean feat. Tell me, does the USA have an alcohol problem?--CliffordC 03:28, 7 February 2015 (EST)
Why don't you do the research and create an article. Conservative 03:43, 7 February 2015 (EST)
Cliff, nevermind. I did the research for you and it doesn't look good for atheism. See: Irreligion, generations in the United States and alcoholism Conservative 04:29, 7 February 2015 (EST)

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