When I read this article I felt that the statistical information was not valid because it was not readable. It was no mention of how the research was conducted through a survey or interview approach. What I found most reliable is using the social functional approach because it gives a direct approach to how the Middle Class have to struggle in this failing economy. It would give more of an insight of what kind of money they make on their jobs, how they save their money and pay bills.
The article that I have chosen is entitled, The Origins of Religious Stratification in Colonial America. This article studies the creation of religious stratification in Colonial America. This was accomplished through different social processes of the time. Three contributing influences, or causes, were religious prejudice, competition, and differential power. This article explains each of their roles. It also states the rise of religious institutions that came to be in some colonies. Regulations concerning access to resources, economics and political power were also religious in nature.
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