Religiosity and Child Sexual Abuse: A Risk Factor Assessment

The present study found significant relationships between religiosity and victims of child sexual abuse by both relatives and non-relatives. Persons sexually abused by a relative were much more likely to be affiliated with fundamental Protestant religions. Persons sexually abused by a non-relative were much more likely to rarely or never be involved in church and religious activities and were affiliated with liberal religious denominations or indicated they were atheists or agnostics.

I don’t think it’s a rule. But interesting. My parents weren’t very religious. They went to church at times, but we were far from what would be considered a Christian home. I was the ‘religious one of the home’.

TJ jeff

Staff member
I agree - interesting correlations - my uncle abused me and I grew up in a protestant church all of my mothers side of the family went to