Here are the key highlights from the article by Peter Ormerod (link below).
- “Christianity as a default, as a norm, is gone, and probably gone for good,” Prof Stephen Bullivant
- Ormerod argues that it’s a mistake to assume that under 30s have changed that drastically because there is a significant evidence that they are still willing to wholeheartedly embrace alternatives to religion.
- Older generations are not completely embracing rationality either because new age movements such as astrology are enjoying a renaissance
- Linda Woodhead points out that although lots of British teenagers identify that they have no religion, most don’t describe themselves as atheists.
– prison sentences for possession have doubled in length over a decade to more than six months following the imposition of inflexible new laws in the wake of media pressure. Yet the most recent quarterly crime figures show an 11% increase in knife offences. There has also been a rise in admissions to hospital for knife wounds
– average jail terms last four months longer than 10 years ago.
-there has been more than 1 million extra days of imprisonment
I and several others sociologists were recently invited to write reflective pieces on the election of Trump. You can read the full text of all the pieces here in the newsletter of the American Sociological Association, Footnotes. Below are snippets of the engaging pieces: Climate Change and the Election by Todd Beer “2016 will be the hottest…
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