The author Robert D Putnam comments in the book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000), that social capital has been falling in the United States. Putnam found that over the past 25 years, attendance at club meetings has fallen 58 percent, family dinners are down 33 percent, and having friends visit has fallen 45 percent.

According to the 2012 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, there was also a decline in membership in most of the mainline religious denom...


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