Religion plays a large role in peoples daily lives in influencing lifestyle and even work. The article touches on the phenomenon of where women seem to be more religions than men in all religions. Research has shown that there are about 100 million more religiously affiliated women on the planet than men. Some argue that it is a biological aspect of humans, others say its a product of social and cultural factors and some say its a factor of both.
Some researches have argued that biology has played an important role in religious gender gap in that higher levels of testosterone in men leads to more risk orientated behavior. This leads to a willingness to gamble out on the afterlife. the other side of the biological argument is that women with more “feminine” traits such as being affectionate, sympathetic compassionate are morel likely to be religious.
Another argument is that the environment that women are in can change how religious they are. Women who work outside the home have similar beliefs to men compared to women who work at home. However it could be the other way around in that religious women could be more likely to stay home because of religion.