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How Religion Has Impacted Our Government Essay

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"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian." -George Washington Many people often wonder about religion and ponder the questions of what it is and how it affects us. To start off, religion is a belief, it is to believe in a God or Gods. Nine out of ten Americans believe in God, according to Guallop.com Religion has impacted our government in many ways such as family stability, happiness, social breakdowns, and policy implications. The first aspect of how religion has impacted our government is the aspect the stability in our families. How stable are our families? According to professors of sociology at Brigham Young University, Howard Bahr and Bruce Chadwick, "There is a relationship between family solidarity -- family health if you will -- and church affiliation and activity.” Meaning that, the more a family practiced the religion the more stable their family was. Americans relate the commitment of their family to the commitment with God, which means, the stronger a family 's faith was is God, the stronger their family would be. Many married couples can relate God to being a factor of their happiness in their marriage, and the reason they have a successful marriage. It has been proven that the rate of divorce is lower between a married
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