Year: 1989 Source: Social Forces, v.67, no.4, (June 1989), p.945-964 SIEC No: 19901351

Presents 3 case studies to support Durkheim’s view that religion has an independent role in suppressing suicide, by comparing Christianity with another religion, namely Islam. Then using a 71-nation cross-national analysis, shows that Islam does have an independent effect in lowering suicide. (KM)