Interesting: After analyzing data from the European social survey, which included 25 coutnries and more than 40,000 participants, Vassilis Saroglou discovered that religious people have a greater chance of ending up in education, health, medical services and humanities than in other fields. Nonbelievers are more likely to go into engineering, sciences and mathematics. (Scientific American Mind, Are we born to be religious?)
I thought this was interesting 'cause most Waterlooers seem unreligious to me - like there is a general 'no religion' attitude, even here on OMGUW. Perhaps this is because the biggest faculties are math and engineering? Tt would be interesting if the psych department compared the religious attitudes of those in math and engineering to those in science, arts, and applied health sciences.