Year: 2003 Source: Proceedings of the Pavese Society Newsletter, v.13, (2002), p.73-76 SIEC No: 20030562

This article presented studies that explored the suicide rates of nations with high percentages of religious followers. Results indicated that Islamic nations had low suicide rates, while the proportion of Roman Catholics/Protestants appeared to be unrelated to suicide rates. The author questions the choice of nations used in these studies & suggests that individuals, rather than nations, should be analyzed in order to scrutinize the relationship between religion & suicide. (8 refs) (SC)