Religiosity and Social groups

Religion offers support and sense of cultural identity (when immigrants move). Twice as many women as men in sects. Women's experience of child-rearing makes them caring which fits emphasis of New Age.
Bruce
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80% of participants in the holistic milieu in Kendal were female
Heelas and Woodhead
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Women more religious as socialised to be passive, obedient and caring - qualities valued most by religions. More likely to work part-time or be full-time carers so have more scope for organising time to participate in religious activities
Miller and Hoffman
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Taking care of other family members increases women's religiosity as it involves responsibility for their ultimate welfare as well as their everyday needs
Greeley
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Women's closer proximity to birth and death (through child-bearing and caring for sick, elderly, dying) brings them closer to ultimate questions that religion is concerned with e.g. meaning of life
Davie
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Since 60s women have started to reject traditional roles and Christianity is closely bound with these so they reject traditional religion too. New Age self religions attract to women's wish for autonomy
Brown
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organismic, ethical and social deprivation more common among women which explains their high level of sect membership
Glock and Stark
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Found some decline in importance of religion for all ethnic groups and fewer were observant, especially among 2nd generation
Modood et al
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Religion among minorities is basis for community solidarity, a means of preserving culture and language and way of coping with oppression
Bird
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Religion is means of easing transition into new culture by providing support and sense of community for minority groups in their new environment
Herberg
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Two sorts of explanation for age differences: ageing effect and generational effect
Voas and Crockett
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People become more interested in spirituality as they get older - as we approach death we become more concerned about spiritual matters and the afterlife
Heelas
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Children are no longer receiving a religious socialisation and those brought up without one are less likely to become churchgoers in later life
Gill
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