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By Robert D. Putnam, David E. Campbell

ISBN-10: 1416566716

ISBN-13: 9781416566717

American Grace is an important fulfillment, a groundbreaking exam of faith in the USA.
Unique between international locations, the United States is deeply non secular, religiously various, and remarkably tolerant. yet in fresh many years the nation’s non secular panorama has been reshaped.
America has skilled 3 seismic shocks, say Robert Putnam and David Campbell. within the Sixties, non secular observance plummeted. Then within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, a conservative response produced the increase of evangelicalism and the non secular correct. because the Nineties, besides the fact that, kids, became off by means of that linkage among religion and conservative politics, have deserted equipped faith. the outcome has been a growing to be polarization—the ranks of spiritual conservatives and secular liberals have swelled, leaving a dwindling staff of non secular moderates in among. whilst, own interfaith ties are strengthening. Interfaith marriage has elevated whereas spiritual identities became extra fluid. Putnam and Campbell convey how this denser internet of non-public ties brings stunning interfaith tolerance, even though the so-called tradition wars.
American Grace is in line with of the main finished surveys ever carried out on faith and public lifestyles in the US. It features a dozen in-depth profiles of various congregations around the kingdom, which remove darkness from how the developments defined via Putnam and Campbell have an effect on the lives of actual american citizens.
Nearly each bankruptcy of American Grace contains a shock approximately American spiritual lifestyles. between them:
• among one-third and one-half of all American marriages are interfaith;
• approximately one-third of american citizens have switched religions sooner or later of their lives;
• youngsters are extra against abortion than their mom and dad yet extra accepting of homosexual marriage;
• Even fervently spiritual american citizens think that individuals of alternative faiths can visit heaven;
• non secular americans are larger pals than secular americans: extra beneficiant with their time and treasure even for secular causes—but the reason has much less to do with religion than with their groups of religion;
• Jews are the main commonly well known non secular workforce in the USA at the present time.

American Grace
promises to be an important ebook in many years approximately American spiritual lifestyles and a necessary ebook for realizing our state at the present time.

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The 53 percent majority of the oldest men agree that a working mother is harmful to her children. Among the married, most men and women say their marriage is very happy. Men are more likely than women to feel that way, however. Sixty-three percent of married men report that their marriage is very happy compared with a smaller 59 percent of married women. The oldest men are most likely to say their marriage is very happy. ■ Most men heartily agree that it is sometimes necessary to spank a child.

Nineteen percent of men have a bachelor’s degree but do not have an advanced degree. Just 7 percent of men have a master’s degree, 2 percent have a professional degree and another 2 percent have a doctoral degree. The proportions of men with advanced degrees do not vary much by age. ■ As well-educated baby-boom and younger generations of men get older, men’s educational attainment is showing less and less variation by age. 3 Educational Attainment of Men by Age, 2007 (number and percent distribution of men aged 25 or older by age and educational attainment, 2007; numbers in thousands) not a high school total graduate bachelor’s degree or more high school graduate some college, no degree assoc.

Html; calculations by New Strategist 46 AMERICAN MEN EDUCATION Many Older Men Are in School Almost all boys aged 5 to 17 are in school. The value Americans place on education is apparent in school enrollment statistics. Virtually all children aged 5 to 17 are enrolled in school. And although it was once rare for children to be in preschool, today the 56 percent majority of 3- and 4-year-old boys are in school. School enrollment among boys exceeds 90 percent from ages 5 to 17. It falls to 64 percent among 18- and 19-year-olds as a substantial portion of young adults choose not to go to college right after high school.

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