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We explored the role of three dimensions of religious life, affiliation, attendance, and religious fervor, both singly and in combination for the transition to either marriage or cohabitation. Although each dimension predicted subsequent union formation, it was the particular combination of these dimensions that was important for understanding the likelihood of cohabiting. This was a questionnaire based survey which targets religious beliefs in the grounds of knowledge, beliefs, practice and social behaviour. The responses were collected, tabulated and analysed, represented in pie charts which gives clear information about the respondents attitude towards the religion and its influence on personal and social behaviour. This study can be concluded as, there lies is a prominent inclination of the respondents towards religious belief, that was both due to family and environmental influences.We also found evidence that patterns of religious identification, participation and fervor in adolescence were correlated with duration of cohabitation, likelihood of cohabitation resulting in marriage and beliefs about the intent of cohabitation.