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American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Mark Chaves


Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is not always clear what they mean when they tell pollsters they believe in God or pray. This book presents up-to-date information about religious trends in the United States, in a succinct and accessible manner. The book provides essential information about key developments in American religion since 1972, and is the first major resource of its kind to appear in more than two decades. The book looks ... More

Keywords: religious belief, God, church attendance, religious trends, United States, American religion, liberal Protestant, religious tolerance, social tolerance, religious institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691146850
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Chaves, author
Duke University

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