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Study: Putting A Religion On Your Resume May Hurt Your Job Chances

Call it the separation of church and job.

Employers in the American South are less likely to hire job applicants with an overt religious identity, according to a new study — unless the applicants happened to be Jewish.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut sent 3,200 fake applications to 800 jobs near two major Southern cities, with each employer receiving four resumes with comparable job qualifications.