Religious beliefs, in particular views on the afterlife, could plausibly influence suicide.

Is there some study which try to look at how belief systems play a role in a number of suicides in some country or in the world?

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    $\begingroup$ I think the original version of this question had a lot of unneeded wording, and it introduced two questions rather than one; the "education" side maybe was intended as an opposite of "religion"? but otherwise I think they should not be the same. I think this question is now answerable, though some further research would help improve it more (maybe broad statistics on suicide rates in a more secular vs more religious country could be a starting point?). $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Sep 18 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ I also think a more open-ended research question, not implicitely presuming there is a difference, is a better question to ask when you have no reason to believe either yet: "Does belief in ... play a role in suicide rates?" $\endgroup$ – Steven Jeuris Sep 20 at 8:25

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