Deaths of Despair: A Secular Curse

“Deaths of despair” are rising among middle-aged whites, and may be due to a reduction in religion.

Dean Brooks
7 min readJan 20, 2023

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According to Marketwatch, which reports a study by researchers at several universities, “deaths of despair” have been growing dramatically among middle-class white Americans.

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Dean Brooks

Novelist. I also enjoy writing about topics like business, investing, culture, and technology.