Posted in A2 Sociology: Religion

A2 Beliefs: The Rise of the Unaffiliated

The Rise of the Unaffiliated

exodus-cover-smallAmerica’s Largest “Religious” Group

The American religious landscape has undergone substantial changes in recent years. However, one of the most consequential shifts in American religion has been the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans. This trend emerged in the early 1990s. In 1991, only six percent of Americans identified their religious affiliation as “none,” and that number had not moved much since the early 1970s. By the end of the 1990s, 14% of the public claimed no religious affiliation. The rate of religious change accelerated further during the late 2000s and early 2010s, reaching 20% by 2012. Today, one-quarter (25%) of Americans claim no formal religious identity, making this group the single largest “religious group” in the U.S.

Read on:

http://www.prri.org/research/prri-rns-2016-religiously-unaffiliated-americans/

 

Posted in GCSE Sociology

Y11 homework Oct 10th

Image result for reggie yates chicago docu

Please watch the Reggie Yates  ‘Death in Chicago ‘ BBC documentary and answer the questions below (please note, there are a couple of swear words and adult themes so don’t watch with younger siblings!):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0492hzr/reggie-yates-life-and-death-in-chicago

  1. Chicago is America’s ______ largest city
  2. How murders have there been in 2016 so far?
  3. Which social group is the most likely to be killed?
  4. How many African Americans were killed in 2015?
  5. How many African Americans were killed in Chigago last year?
  6. What does Jamal Green blame?
  7. What happened in Gresham?
  8. Why is Reggie distrustful of the police?
  9. Why do some people argue that the police have been misrepresented (unfairly represented) in the media?
    1. How many black on black shootings were there in 2015
  10. On average how often is someone shot in Chicago?
  11. How many guns were seized last year in Chicago?
  12. Why does the journalist feel so despondent about homicide rates in Chicago?
  13. What are many African American boys lacking in their lives?
  14. In your opinion, why might the constant message of ‘be a man’ help contribute to the cycle of violence that takes place in Chicago?
Posted in A2 Sociology: Religion, Uncategorized

A2 Sociology: American devotion to religion is waning, according to new study

The study published in the American Journal of Sociology shows a drop in the number of Americans who claim religious affiliations, attend church regularly and believe in God. It also finds that these drops are driven by generational differences.

Read on:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-events/news-pub/feb-2016/american-devotion-to-religion-is-waning

 

 

Posted in A2 Sociology: Crime and Deviance, GCSE Sociology

Crime and Deviance

Jon Snow tears into pro- gun campaigner

Check out the following website – it compares US crime with UK crime. The most shocking statistic is that there are 669 times more murders with firearms in the US than the UK!

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/United-Kingdom/United-States/Crime

Also, The Guardian have been tracking people killed by the police in the USA. Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be killed by police than white Americans:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database