Young Americans dropping out of religion, other American Grace findings by Putnam/Campbell � Social Capital Blog

Young Americans dropping out of religion, other American Grace findings by Putnam/Campbell � Social Capital Blog: “Religious Americans are better citizens than non-religious ones (they give more to secular causes, volunteer more for secular causes, and join more, to mention a few markers of good citizenship). However, it is not their particular theology that predicts good citizenship, but the extent to which they are embedded in a friendship network of religious others (regardless of their religion). [Putnam refers to these religious friends as ‘powerful, supercharged friends.’]� So it is religious social networks, not teachings from the pulpit that are key to them being 3-4 times more generous than the most secular Americans.”

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