Have you ever thought about the benefits of religious faith to America?  We often think of faith in terms of our personal and spiritual benefit, but research has long shown that religious faith helps society in ways no government program can replicate.  Faith improves marital bonds between a mother and a father and between parents and their children.  It lowers the rates of poor behavioral outcomes and substance abuse among children and teens.   Take a look at the findings in this Heritage Foundation report on the link between religion and positive social outcomes: