Want to be happy? Make some friends at church :
Attending religious services regularly and having close friends in the congregation are key to having a happier, more satisfying life, a study finds.
Even attending services irregularly just several times a year increases a sense of well-being, so long as there is a circle of friendships within the community and a strong, shared religious identity.
That’s the key finding of a study released today in the December issue of the American Sociological Review .