The Wall Street Journal has published a review of Byron Johnson’s new book, More God, Less Crime. Johnson complied and considered a variety of studies “that measured the possible effect of religion on crime.” The list was long (273 studies). Notably, 90 percent of those studies indicated that “more religiosity resulted in less crime.”
Despite the fact that the nature of some of the studies did not utilize certain statistical controls (difficult to do when measuring “religion”), the stack of data supporting the positive impact of religion on the behavior of prisoners and exprisoners is unquestionable. This is further evidence that the important work of Prison Fellowship is having a great impact on the Kingdom and society.