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    A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality and Family Life

    A Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion
    Source: https://www.pewglobal.org/2019/04/22...e-of-religion/

    People see more diversity and gender equality happening but say family ties have weakened

    Is diversity on the rise? Has gender equality increased? Does religion play a more or less important role than in the past? And are family ties stronger or weaker than they used to be? Pew Research Center posed these questions to 30,133 people in 27 countries.



    The results are clear on three of these aspects. Medians of around seven-in-ten say their countries have become more diverse and that gender equality has increased over the past 20 years. And roughly six-in-ten across the countries surveyed say that family ties have weakened.

    On the importance of religion, there is more variation by country. Overall, a median of 37% say that religion plays a less important role in their countries than it did 20 years ago, while 27% say it plays a more important role.

    For all four questions, a sizable portion of the population (about one-in-five) say there has been no change over the past two decades.

    These questions measure whether people perceive change. But how do people feel about social and cultural change itself?

    To better understand this, we added a follow-up to our initial questions on diversity, gender equality, family ties and religion: Is this a good or bad thing for the country? To accurately classify these responses, we took people who said there was an increase (for example in diversity) and that this was a good thing, and then combined them with people who said diversity had decreased and they felt this was bad. On the other side, we combined people who said there was an increase and that it was bad with those who saw a decrease in diversity and thought it was good for society.
    An interesting finding...
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    Seems to match the trend for the further individualization and atomization of society.

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    Yeah, right. It's basically people being dreamy of something that simply doesn't exist.

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    Wow, 30k people from 27 countries, what a thorough research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    Seems to match the trend for the further individualization and atomization of society.
    I think this happens as people lose something bigger than themselves they can believe in... be that religion, or things like enlightenment values (or their combination), or their nation, etc...

    It turns into an egoic, identity driven culture; which matches this pretty well:

    "Celebrity culture plunges us into a moral void. No one has any worth beyond his or her appearance, usefulness, or ability to succeed. The highest achievements in a celebrity culture are wealth, sexual conquest, and fame. It does not matter how these are obtained. These values leave us chasing vapors. They urge us toward a life of narcissistic self-absorption. They tell us that existence is to be centered on the practices and desires of the self rather than the common good. The ability to lie and manipulate others is held up as the highest good. The cult of self interest dominates our cultural landscape. This cult has within it the classic traits of the psychopaths: superficial charm, grandiosity, and self importance; a need for constant stimulation, a penchant for lying, deception and manipulation, and the inability to feel remorse or guilt. It is the misguided belief that personal style and personal advancements, mistaken for individualism, are the same as democratic equality. We have a right, in the cult of the self, to get whatever we desire. We can do anything, even belittle and destroy those around us, including our friends, to make money, to be happy, and to become famous. Once fame and wealth are achieved, they become their own justification, their own morality. How one gets there is irrelevant. Once you get there, those questions are no longer asked." (Hedges, C. (2009). Empire of illusion: The end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle. New York: Nation Books.pp. 32–33)
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    Religion being less important is a good thing.

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