Surprise, Surprise (Not)
Posted by dalekuehne on May 4, 2010
A Signpost of the iWorld
The National Conference on Citizenship 2009 Civic Health Index found that the top 2 factors in civic engagement were attendance at religious services and an active life of engagement with family and friends.
Every major study published in the last 15 years has found involvement in religion and in family life to be the top two factors in civic engagement for all age groups.
Every major study of religion and family over the past 15 years has shown a significant decrease in religious attendance as well as a decline in marriage and increased family fragmentation.
Have we come to the place as a nation where we can no longer talk about all the factors involved in social well-being and develop new ways to preserve social capital? Are both religion and family now politically taboo?