Alcohol use among college students has been correlated with academic performance, major choice, and risky behaviors, such as impaired driving and high-risk sexual encounters. As college students matriculate, they learn to make decisions about who they are now, and who they will become in the future; decisions that include choices about religion. The study explored the differences in religious self-identification and alcohol use among students who identified themselves as unsure of their religious beliefs, those who were spiritual, and those who were religious; results found that students who self-identified as religious were less likely to drink alcohol within the past month.
Bradley, A. M., Nadler, D. P., & Miller, M. T. (2017). Drinking During the Week? Alcohol and Religion among College Students. New York Journal of Student Affairs, 17(2). Retrieved from https://commons.library.stonybrook.edu/nyjsa/vol17/iss2/2