While fewer Americans believe in God and millennials are the least religious generation in the last few decades, nine out of ten Americans have relied on prayer in times of duress. So, what is it about spirituality that keeps drawing people back in, even as our culture seems to be shifting away from it?
It's pretty obvious when you think about it. Whether you're Christian or Buddhist or a mindful yogi, spirituality of all kinds improves health, happiness, and even longevity. (And we've got the data to prove it.)
To name just a few of the benefits—spiritual people are more likely to be very happy, they live longer, they're at a lower risk for depression and suicide, they're more resilient, more faithful in their relationships, more satisfied with their family lives, and they even have happier children.