American Grace Summary

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445 words
445 words

American Grace, written by Robert Putnam and David Campbell, discusses the many changes and challenges that religion has had in the United States since the early 1960s. It discusses the outcomes of the results of two specific major surveys that were conducted; looking into public life and the effect religion has had on the every day person. It has also looked into the sociological causes for the changes that have occurred. The United States has been known to be a religiously diverse nation that has seen high levels of tolerance of many religions that have been consistent as well as newer ones. According to Putnam and Campbell, three major religious changes occurred in the United States beginning in the 1960s. Prior to these changes, America

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the analysis behind american grace and the reasoning behind the many results that were found throughout the united states.
  • Explains that the role of religion in every day lives is visible and present in almost every nation including america. according to american grace, there has been a fluctuation of religious faiths from the 1960s.
  • Explains that the decline of religious churchgoers, the increase of evangelicals, and the religious right led to an increase in the 1970s.
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