Religion in Everyday Life
A new Pew Research Center study of the ways religion influences the daily lives of Americans finds that people who are highly religious are more engaged with their extended families, more likely to volunteer, more involved in their communities and generally happier with the way things are going in their lives.
3. Few Americans turn to religious leaders for advice when making major life decisions
2. Essentials of Christian identity vary by level of religiosity; many ‘nones’ say honesty vital to being a moral person
1. Highly religious people not distinctive in all aspects of everyday life
Israel’s Religiously Divided Society
There are deep divisions in Israeli society over political values and religion’s role in public life — not only between Jews and the Arab minority, but also among the religious subgroups that make up Israeli Jewry.