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Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, HKS and FAS, Emeritus

Abstract

David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam ask how America can simultaneously be religiously devout, religiously diverse, and religiously tolerant. They argue that America's relative religious harmony lies in the frequency of “religious bridging.“ Almost all Americans have a friend or close family member of another religion, and these personal relationships keep America's religious melting pot from boiling over.

Citation

Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "America's Grace: How a Tolerant Nation Bridges Its Religious Divides." Political Science Quarterly, 126.4 (Winter 2011): 611-640.