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Religion and Generational Differences

1. Based on Internet research of reputable sources, what are the current generational differences in attitudes toward the role of religion in America?

2. Based on Internet research of reputable sources, what are the principal reasons for the proportional decline of Protestant denominations in contemporary America?

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1. Based on Internet research of reputable sources, what are the current generational differences in attitudes toward the role of religion in America?

Studies have been presented that demonstrate how Churches and religion as a major source of social and economic need play an important role in the creation of a community. As an example, new immigrants as well as others find solace the church from human experience such as death, suffering and loss (Hirschman, 2004, p. 1207). Further research is presented that describing a period of over 40 years ago; three major religions shared existence in the United States consisting of: (a) Catholics, (b) Protestants and (c) Jews. These major religions provided ethnic identities from a number of immigrants. For instance, according to Hirschman, most of the immigrants viewed an American identity as a "variable mosaic of regional, origin, social class, and religious beliefs, customs and attachment.

Generational differences regarding attitudes toward the role religion played in individuals' lives was based on a group' immersion in American culture. For example, according to Hirschman (2004) the waves of immigrants brought a new religious diversity that helped to shape new forms of Christianity and Judaism into many churches and synagogues. For example, first generation immigrants based their religious identity upon factors that tied them to their homeland. Thus, groups such as Vietnamese and African Catholics found viewed religion as an ...

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