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The Role of Religion in America: Generational Differences

What are the current generational differences in attitudes toward the role of religion in America?

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(1) What are the current generational differences in attitudes toward the role of religion in America?

Religion can be defined as "Beliefs in a divine or superhuman power and practice of worship or other rituals directed toward that power" (p. 99). Research suggests that religion is an important aspect of people's lives. Beginning with their early thirties to their late sixties there is an increase in spirituality (Santrock, 2006). Additionally, according to Santrock, Americans are becoming more committed to particular religious denominations, but more tolerant of other faiths (p. 520). Other research is presented to show that religious and ethnic identity becomes more integrated for the second generation (Maliepaard, Marcel & Gijsberts, 2010). They further assert that generational differences could be accounted for by differences in factors such as ...

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This solution discusses the current generational differences on attitudes concerning the role of religion in America.

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