What sociological perspective does Jerry Alder use in the article, "In Search of the Spiritual"? "In Search of the Spiritual", written by Jerry Adler...

What sociological perspective does Jerry Alder use in the article, "In Search of the Spiritual"?

"In Search of the Spiritual", written by Jerry Adler

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For Adler, the sociological condition he uses is to compare American society's view of religion in the 1960s to now.  Adler makes clear that in some respects the American sociological composition has differed greatly from the 1960s to now.  Yet, in some respects, there has not been that much difference in terms of the American societal view towards religion and spirituality:  "Of 1,004 respondents to the NEWSWEEK/Beliefnet Poll, 45 percent said they attend worship services weekly, virtually identical to the figure (44 percent) in a Gallup poll cited by Time in 1966."  Yet, Adler does use the sociological...

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