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The Death of Community and the Rise of Trump

posted on March 6, 2017

The Atlantic’s Emma Green reports that white, working-class Americans are becoming increasingly detached from religious and civic institutions. These Americans’ lack of engagement is closely tied with their decreasing religiosity. Robby Jones, the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, said, “Churches have served, for most of the nation’s life, as pipelines to all kinds of civic engagement—and not just because they hand out voter-registration cards or have them in the lobby.”

Read at The Atlantic