Religious and Spiritual Change in America: The Experience of Marin County, California

By Gary A. Tobin, Patricia Lin

Institute for Jewish and Community Research, 2002

The authors explore the religious environment of Marin County, California as a case study of religious changes occurring in the United States. The study reveals five trends: traditional religious institutions have a higher level of involvement than other forms of religious affiliation; there is a growing population of religious searchers and numbers of people practicing faiths other than Christianity; this spiritual searching results in a growing number of people who are switching religions; those who don't switch religions often incorporate worship practice and/or ritual aspects of other faiths into their own; and there is a growing population that lives in households where more than one religion is practiced.

Topic: Ritual, Spirituality, Identity Formation, Religion

Funder: Marin Community Foundation (Calif.)

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Genre: Report

Coverage: California , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Tobin, Gary A. Lin, Patricia. Religious and Spiritual Change in America: The Experience of Marin County, California. Institute for Jewish and Community Research. 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=666


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