Psychological research has found that religious people feel great about themselves, with a tendency toward higher social self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than non-believers. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that this is only true in countries that put a high value on religion.

Are religious people better adjusted psychologically? An interesting finding, but not totally shocking.  It is remarkably self-affirming to feel that you are not only destined to a better…everything, but also in the majority.