Should it matter what religion or faith your roommates adhere to? A recent New York Times article suggests that when it comes to selecting roommates, religion can be a key factor. Christians, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists alike seek living arrangements where practice won't be an issue:
Olivia Magdelene, 30, a Buddhist, is not looking for a roommate of any particular background, but someone who doesn’t mind her rituals. So when she posted a room-wanted ad on Craigslist, she specified what she is willing to pay ($500 in any borough) and that during her daily meditation she burns incense like nag champa, which she says some people find noxious.