American Culture

A 50-year TV flashback – Why 'The Waltons' wasn't afraid of religious faith

"The story explores how the series delved into spiritual themes at a time when the TV networks tended to avoid them. As for the reason, Thomas points to the show’s creator, the late Earl Hamner Jr., on whose life the fictional series is based" - GetReligion

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Pew: 'religious switching' trends look bad for U.S. Christianity

"Depending on whether religious switching continues at recent rates, speeds up or stops entirely, the projections show Christians of all ages shrinking from 64% to between a little more than half (54%) and just above one-third (35%) of all Americans by 2070." - Pew

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Americans more likely to say it’s a bad thing than a good thing that more young adults live with their parents

"The share of young adults in the United States who are living with a parent has grown considerably in recent decades, a trend that many Americans see as bad for society" - Pew

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