Statistics Bill Cork / September 18, 2009 News report says: “Teen Birth Rates Higher in Highly Religious States.” Thomas Peters sees different reasons. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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It appears that Peters is seeing what he wants to see. He missed where his link notes, “They found a strong correlation between statewide conservative religiousness and statewide teen birth rate even when they accounted for income and abortion rates.
“For instance, the results showed more abortions among teenagers in the less religious states, which would skew the findings since fewer teens in these states would have births. But even after accounting for the abortions, the study team still found a state’s level of religiosity could predict their teen birth rate. The higher the religiosity, the higher was the teen birth rate on average.”
Christianity Today took a look at this at http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2009/09/does_religion_encourage_teenag.html?utm_source=YS+Update&utm_campaign=d859fcd436-YSU_9_29_09&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=d859fcd436&mc_eid=a31a8849b1
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