The role of death in life, 4 / by JW Harrington

“Religious faith does indeed serve to assuage concerns about death.  Strong faith in God is associated with emotional well-being and low death anxiety.  Additionally, after a reminder of their mortality, people report being more religious and having a stronger belief in God.” 

-- Sheldon Solomon et al. (2015).  The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life, pp. 87-8