Death anxiety and death acceptance in atheists and other nonbelievers

Jacob S. Sawyer, Melanie E. Brewster, Melissa M. Ertl

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Abstract

This study explores how age, certainty of belief, belief in science and gender is related to death anxiety and death acceptance. Results from a sample of atheists and other nonbelievers (N = 270) in the United States suggested that age and certainty of belief were significantly related to death anxiety and death acceptance, while belief in science was not a significant predictor. In addition, women reported higher levels of death anxiety compared to men. Implications and directions for future research in death perspectives for atheists and other nonbelievers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-468
Number of pages10
JournalDeath Studies
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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