Social class and religiosity

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  • Social class and religiosity
    • working class
      • least likely to attend church, roman catholic church very working class, attracted to sects
      • religions compensates the working class, church associated with capitalism and strong work ethic, marginalisation- theodicy of disprivaledge
    • upper class
      • very religious, high attendance figure, belong to CofE
        • Cof E tied into constitution so mutually exclusive
        • CofE claimed kings power came from god (divine right of kings)
    • middle class
      • religious, NAM's, CofE, denominations, world affirming
      • attracted to conservative ideology of the church, appeals to expressive proffesionals due to self improvement (bruce), relative deprivation, (weber) protestant ethic


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