The US has had several great awakenings of religion in its history.
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Dec 17, 2013 23:11
In particular you had the first one 1730-1743 the second one from post the revolution till the 1840s, the third from after the civil war till about 1900. This wikipedia article discusses them and the question of is a fouth happening: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Awakening
So it appears that movements ebb and flow, largely on a generational basis i.e. a new generation does differently. Of course its also hard to measure this in the US due to the waves of immigration, where for a good while the church represented a tie with the home country (take catholic parishes in Chicago which were segregated by country of origin, or my ancestors from germany who worshiped in German until it became politically incorrect in 1917 to do so, at that point a german service became the exception and english the rule rather than the converse. To illustrate this point 3 of my grandparents leaned to read in German as well as english (2nd and 3 generations). )
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