May 21, 2008 - Looking for Happiness, Finding Faith

Arthur C. Brooks
Acton Lecture Series: 
Looking for Happiness, Finding Faith

Over the past decade, many researchers have collected data on human happiness in an effort to understand how we can get more of it as individuals, communities, and as a nation. A persistent finding in all of the available evidence is that religious faith is the single most important determinant in predicting life satisfaction. This presentation lays out the evidence on faith and happiness. It shows how the religiosity of Americans, through happiness, is a key to our national character, prosperity, and strength.