The Public Interest

The three faith factors

John J. DiIulio, Jr.

Fall 2002

HOW, if at all, does religion affect health and social welfare? Under what, if any, conditions does religion help to improve the lives of disadvantaged urban children and families, and how, if at all, can we foster those conditions? Is there any significant body of evidence to suggest that religion reduces crime and delinqueney among low-income, inner-city youth?

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