Year: 1971 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.1, no.3, (Fall 1971), p.163-177 SIEC No: 19861517

Findings from this study of suicide & religion in New York City during a 5 year period contradict the notion that religion is of little consequence for suicide in the U.S. Protestants had notably higher rates than Jews, who in turn demonstrated somewhat higher rates than Catholics. Jews in general were more likely to commit suicide by jumping or poisoning & less likely to use hanging or firearms than were Catholics or Protestants. Sex differences were also studied.