Year: 1993 Source: Omega, v.27, no.4, (1993), p.295-305 SIEC No: 19931016

The present study examained the impact of Catholicism on suicide in 2 socio-culturally different regions in Louisiana. A multiple regression analysis of county suicide rates found no evidence for a contextual effect. Catholicism does not reduce suicide in the historically French Catholic, southern region of the state, & it does not increase suicide in the historically Anglo-Saxon, Protestant northern region of the state. Results question religious networks & religious integration perspectives.