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The community of social work is governed by a code of ethics that helps practitioners act in the most consistent and professional manner The Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers stipulates that social workers should obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to religion Hodge 2002 Although social workers may be open to organized religion Hodge found in his study of social workers that 57 percent of social workers do not participate in organized religion yet 86 percent of the United States population stated religion was somewhat or very important in their lives This discrepancy may have ill effects on matches between social workers and clients Eighty-three percent of Evangelicals felt that social workers did not understand their religious beliefs and values and were hesitant to receive services from social workers and particularly felt they could not trust social workers with their female adolescent children Hodge 2002 If trust is not established between a worker and a client it may make the helping process much more difficult and even set the process up for failure Hodge 2002 stated in his article that the old Marxist idea of two classes the middle class and the working class is not accurate in the twenty-first century He states that there has been an emergence of a third class called the new class People in the new class are mostly involved in academia media and social work The new class is relatively small but holds a powerful position in society Because the new class holds the keys to cultural discourse it is inevitable that the members would influence public perceptions even if they attempted to maintain objectivity Hodge 2002 Hodge2002 sums this up by stating that education and religion effect each another conversely As a person becomes more educated they are less likely to participate in organized religion For many social workers using religion as
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