How did changes in American society during the 1970s affect religion in the nation? How did this change in religion affect politics?

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Oct 16, 2017

Christian conservative movement


There was a big Christian conservative movement in this era. (Watch this: ) This movement was cause by the rise of atheism and agnosticism. Prayer was not require in schools anymore. Religious leaders saw this and instigated another religious movement. It effected politics a lot. Today, being Christian is typically associated with the Republican Party, even though there are many christians in the Democratic Party as well. Before the 1970's religion wasn't associated with politics. Church leader thought politics were dirty. So being an open Christian in politics is vital to being elected. Few politicians are openly non-religious. Even if they haven't stepped foot in a church in decades, they still say they maintain a religious relationship so that they are reelected.