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Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Darren E. Sherkat


More than anywhere else in the Western world, religious attachments in America are quite flexible, with over 40 percent of U.S. citizens shifting their religious identification at least once in their lives. This book draws on empirical data from large-scale national studies to provide a comprehensive portrait of religious change and its consequences in the United States. With analysis spanning across generations and ethnic groups, the book traces the evolution of the experience of Protestantism and Catholicism in the United States, the dramatic growth of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and the ... More

Keywords: religious identification, religious change, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, non-identification, American social life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814741269
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darren E. Sherkat, author