It evaluates the difference/similarities in the relation between religion and mortality in Canada when compared to the US. Is Canada more religious than US? The proposed study is supported with enough material evidence and data.
Religious involvement and mortality is often considered as a topic that requires an extensive research and a grave discussion. Many researchers over time have conducted various studies aimed to explore the relation between religion and mortality. However, arguments are still going on concerning the role of religion in reducing mortality. Some of the studies argue that the religious attendance has significant role in regulating mortality rate. They also claim that the various references in religious texts related to hygiene and health also exert remarkable influence among the religious people, and as such they are not exposed to disease and death. Attempting a comparative study on religion and mortality in America and Canada, one has to take into account various aspects such as the religious attendance, life expectancy, religious affiliation and the difference in the mortality rate in the present and past decades. While analyzing some of the previous literature in this regard, it is evident that the religion had dominant influence in the social cultural life of people. A primary reading of the topic itself unveils the differences in the life expectancy between the various religions in America and Canada which entails the scope of a research. One of the studies has stated that in the U.S. the Jews and Mainline Protestants have longer life expectancies, even when controlling for background characteristics such as gender and race. (Sullivan Sep.2008). At the same time there are differences in life expectancy at birth between men and women in U.S. and Canada. Likewise, one can identify the differences in mortality due to religious involvement in these countries. The study will be helpful in evaluating the role of