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Session 4 Notes Moral Development and Religious Upbringing Ben Franklin’s observation “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt, vicious -- or full of vice, vicious -- they have more need of masters. They believed that if people were going to be free -- if they were going to have personal liberty -- they had to have the ability to govern themselves—both in a political way, but also in a moral way. We had to be a self-governing people. Impact of Religion on Youth While almost all high school students (99%) agree that “it is important for me to be a person with good character o 52% admit to having cheated on a test o 76% admit to having copied someone’s homework o 20% have stolen something from a store o 24% believe it is sometimes okay to hit or threaten someone who makes them angry. That said religious teens are o Safer Drivers o Wear seatbelts o Less prone to substance abuse o Less delinquents or criminals o More likely to volunteer o More likely to do sports and student government o Greater self-esteem an attitude. For instance, they compared those who attend religious services at least four times a month versus those who don’t attend at all or attend up to three times a month. Regarding
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  • Fall '11
  • Ben Franklin, religious services, Religious Upbringing, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

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