September 8, 2015
In June, a US Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex marriage. In September, Kim Davis – a county clerk in Kentucky – defied several court orders and refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying it went against her Christian beliefs. Davis was jailed and subsequently released, having “vaulted from obscure local official to national lightning rod in the debate over gay marriage.” (NYT).
In the just-published August issue of The Socionomist, Alan Hall explains how social mood affects society’s devotion to religion.
If you look closely, you can see patterns in social mood that help you predict social trends. Learn more with the Socionomics Premier Membership.