In relationship to my last post about the importance of religion in America, I stumbled across a fascinating discovery.
There seems to be a direct relationship between a community's engagement in prayer and the level of alcohol problems.
Eight of the top ten states on the "frequency of prayer" list are on the bottom ten list when it comes to "frequency of alcohol problems."
All ten of the "worst drinking problem" states are in the bottom half of the "frequency of prayer" list.
My hypothesis: When more people pray regularly in a community, there are less alcohol problems.