Christians Found to Tweet Happier Things Than Atheists
New research finds that Christians are more likely to put up a positive tweet than athiests. To find this, researchers from the University of Illinois analyzed nearly two-million tweets for their emotional content and the frequency of use of certain words such as "friend" and "brother" that are related to social situations. They also looked at the use of words such as "because" and "think" which are associated with analytical thinking. Researchers found that overall, Christians used less analytical and more social words, which were correlated with the use of positive-emotion words. One researcher says, "Religious communities are very social. Just being a member of a religious group connects people to others, and it may be this social connection that can make people happier."