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    Multicultural policies do not lead to more supportive attitudes towards religious accommodation.

Multicultural policies do not lead to more supportive attitudes towards religious accommodation.

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All modern societies have become multicultural demographically – but what about in a societal sense? Matthew Wright investigates public support for religious accommodation in general, and Islam in particular. Studying three nations in two countries, Quebec, Canada, and the US, he finds that compared to other religious groups, Muslims are seen to be exceptional and less deserving of religious […]

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    There is growing polarization in youth social capital as economic inequality increases.

There is growing polarization in youth social capital as economic inequality increases.

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There is an increasing gap in the social capital of young Americans compared to the generation which came of age in the 1950s. In new research which uses indicators of social capital, Matthew Wright finds that this gap can be explicitly tied to the growth in economic inequality since the 1970s. He writes that greater resource inequality means that […]

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