Women are more likely to pray than men, regardless of religion. A Pew Research Center Study looked at men and women across six major religious groups including Christians, Muslims, Jews and the unaffiliated. Around 100 million more women identify with a particular religion than men. Men are also more likely to be atheists. The U.S. is more religious than most major economic powers, where nearly 65 percent of women pray daily but less than half of men do. Some researchers argue that the difference is biological, with testosterone leading men to take their chances when it comes to the afterlife.
The study also found that women who work outside the home are more likely to share similar views toward religion as men. It’s not clear if that’s because women who work are exposed to more outside influence or because more religious women tend to adhere to more traditional gender roles.