Tuesday, July 8, 2008

American Blogs

I dont follow specific American blogs, but it does seem to me that the blogs I do stumble upon from time to time writes about an American society vastly different from the one presented to us through mass media .ie films,magazines,newspapers etc.
The one thing I have noticed is that Americans seems quite religous. I wonder why this doesn't get reflected in films you see about American life?
I have a friend who lives in the States and she reckons it is as a result of 9/11 that most Americans have returned to some sort of organised religion.
The other thing I have noticed is how hugely family orientated Americans are . Now you do see this coming through from time to time but mostly it doesn't get represented as a core value.
Interesting hey? I wonder what other cultures have noticed about South Africans.


Jenty said...

I must agree with you. I also think that we, as SA society, are a lot more tolerant to non-christian religions than the americans are.

Moo said...

Hi Madi - As an American I cringed when I read that your friend in America said that most Americans are religious. While many are, there are many that are not. My experience, and this is again a gross oversimplification and stereotype, is that the two coasts are much less religious while the middle of the country is more so. The middle also seems to be predominately Christian while the two coasts have many different religions represented. America is a fairly large country and it varies greatly region by region.

Laura said...

I have just started reading a few American blogs - lol - they seem to really enjoy blogging! And have noticed the same things! And also seem to have large families!!