Essay about Becoming Religious

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Dale Cook
Becoming Religious
1). One of the factors is the quality of relationships. The book describes religious socialization as being stronger in families characterized by considerable warmth and closeness, where affection is shown to the children. Another factor is the unity of tradition. Studies have shown that religious intermarriage between people of different religious backgrounds weaken the socialization of children into faith. Married couples who share the same religion give more religious reinforcing cues. The last factor is the stability of family structure. Intact families are more likely to practice religious rituals and attend services.
2). I would personally fit into the category of Generation X. I feel the table accurately reflects what the most important effects on our generation are because our generation is all about digitized media. I would not take anything out, however, I would add “the culture of the hookup” into the description. My generation is more about hooking up more than meaningful relationships.
3). A). Question Wording: What is your Religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion?
-According to the graph, millennials follow the trend as becoming increasing non-religious. As the times progressed the amount of religiousness within in young people decreased.
B). Question Wording: How important is religion in your life?
-According to the survey, Millennials were not as crazy about religion as previous generations. Less than half say religion is very important in their lives, compared to the 54% and the 69% from the two previous generations.
Question Wording: About how often do you pray?
-According to the Graph, millennials again are not that crazy about, however, the generation is closer to Gen X and Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are praying at the same constant rate leaving the in sync with millennials.
C). Question Wording: Does God exist? (Doubt, no doubt, etc.)
-The Graph shows millennials have the same trend as Gen Xers when they were the same age. Therefore putting them in line with the Gen Xers. Over half millennials believe Go exists with no doubt which I the same as Gen Xers in the late 1990s.