Overall, science has been enormously beneficial to the human race. Science has enabled us to explore, to grow, to create and to heal. However countless times throughout history religion has been the root cause or wars and atrocities. Religion is still causing wars and deaths today. Religion also lends to social conservatism which tends to marginalize the rights of others, like homosexuals.
Overall for the general population Science will contribute more therefore benefit society more. That is not to say that religion is not important, because it is, but it helps the individual rather than the society as one. Advancing in science will result in curing diseases, learning more about our earth, and extending our livelihoods.