People who identify themselves as highly religious are more likely than those who are less religious to have engaged in “helping behavior” in the past month, according to a poll conducted in more than 140 countries. Highly religious people were more likely to donate to charity, for example, by a 43% to 28% margin in Europe, and by 39% to 28% in the Americas. Religious people were also more likely to help strangers.
54% of Americans say they pay “very close” or “somewhat close” attention to political ads on television. 31% say they don’t pay close attention to the ads, and 13% say they don’t pay any attention at all.
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