Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Zuckerman, Phil (01/14/2015), How secular family values stack up, Retrieved on 2015-02-16
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    16 FEB 2015

     Secular Morals in Parenting

    My own ongoing research among secular Americans — as well as that of a handful of other social scientists who have only recently turned their gaze on secular culture — confirms that nonreligious family life is replete with its own sustaining moral values and enriching ethical precepts. Chief among those: rational problem solving, personal autonomy, independence of thought, avoidance of corporal punishment, a spirit of “questioning everything” and, far above all, empathy. For secular ...
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    16 FEB 2015

     Benefits of a Secular Upbringing

    Recent research also has shown that children raised without religion tend to remain irreligious as they grow older — and are perhaps more accepting. Secular adults are more likely to understand and accept the science concerning global warming, and to support women's equality and gay rights. One telling fact from the criminology field: Atheists were almost absent from our prison population as of the late 1990s, comprising less than half of 1% of those behind bars, according to Federal Bureau...
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    Prison data is based on 2008 Census data.