Psychiatrists Less Religious Than Other Doctors

September 18, 2007

CHICAGO -- As a group psychiatrists were less likely to identify themselves as religious than physicians in other specialties, a survey finding that researchers here said may influence referral patterns.

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 -- As a group psychiatrists were less likely to identify themselves as religious than physicians in other specialties, a survey finding that researchers here said may influence referral patterns.

Only 65% of psychiatrists said they believed in God versus 77% of non-psychiatrist physicians (P=0.01) and 42% said they believed in life after death versus 60% of non-psychiatrists (P