How Does Religion Affect The Economy

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Freedom of religion. The first amendment proclaims it to be law. The economy shows otherwise. Religion is a controlling factor in nearly every aspect of the economy whether it is deliberate or not. Religion has been a deciding factor in various movements including proposition 8 and has been implemented into the economy discretely to a point where many US citizens do not recognize it as religious dominance. Religion can have a positive or negative effect on the economy, can alter many decisions, and can be used to inconsistently to unite a country. Religion is needed to move a country through instability, yet it can also be used to put a country into a declining economic position.
Currency
The United States can be recognized by one image. The dollar has been used to represent the States since September 8, 1786 when it was first authorized to be issued. Americans use it every day, look at it every day, and think about it every day. For 171 years, the currency was unaffected by religion, and no one seemed too affected by it. In 1957, that changed. The United States had a new design on the dollar bill, and, according to
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The stability of the economy is dependent on fluctuating beliefs and variables, majorly resulting from religion. Religion has been used every day throughout the history of the United States to alter the economy and encourage unity. Shown through currency, religion has been used to promote stability in a time of chaos. Proposition 8 has displayed how religion can support an idea and Christian nationalists have exhibited how religion can be used in attempts of authority. The result of religion on GDP growth in the United States has been studied and inconclusive results have been formed. Religion is a delicate and subtle way to change the economy, but its effects are felt in virtually each aspect of daily life

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