American Culture

This Father’s Day, More Than a Quarter of Kids Have Absentee Fathers

"[I]n the early 1900s, it was very unusual for children to live without their dads: According to our analysis of census data, fewer than 8 percent of kids under ten lived in a household not including their biological or adoptive father (a category that excludes stepdads and foster parents). Today, that number is one in four." NReview

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Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds

"67 percent approve of homosexuality, compared to 40 percent in 2001; 69 percent approve of premarital sex, compared to 53 percent in 2001; 76 percent of Americans say divorce is morally acceptable, compared to 59 percent in 2001; and 65 percent of Americans approve of childbirth outside of marriage, compared to 45 percent in 2002 when Gallup added the practice to its poll." BPNews

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“[N]early half of American households have someone who has sought out mental health care”

"To learn more about the specific types of counseling Americans are seeking out, MidAmerica Nazarene University recently performed a study where they looked at and analyzed Google search data—and the results are surprising." CToday

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Poll Reveals the Least Religious Parts of America

"The most religious state? Mississippi... According to the poll, 59% of Mississippi’s residents report being 'Very religious,' meaning that 'religion is important to them, and they attend religious services weekly or almost weekly.' And the least religious state? It’s Vermont, where 59% of their residents report being 'Not religious,' meaning 'religion is not important to them, and they seldom or never attend services.'" Intellectual Takeout

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The Collapse of Manners

"In college, when we studied Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France, I realized my father was the disciple of a rather ancient set of values. He was a gentleman: someone who still practiced the art of manners, and as such, he was both inheritor and promulgator of the classical conservative tradition." American Conservative

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