Paper Examines Relationship Between College Major and Religiosity

Students majoring in the social sciences and humanities tend to become less religious, while those majoring in education and business become more religious, according to a paper published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The paper, "Empirics on the Origins of Preferences: The Case of College Major and Religiosity," examines how students' religious behavior affects their choice of major, and vice versa. It