This accords with my observation that conservatives are very shrewd at seeing the direction of social change but prone to overestimating its speed. That's because they overlook how conservative people can be, which is pleasingly paradoxical.I assent, but note that after a generation or so, things can turn very quickly. Boomers were the last generation to grow up in church. Large numbers disappeared from the pews after confirmation, or entering college, or upon marrying to a different ethnic group (even of similar faith). But a lot Christian-based behavior was retained - it was just seen as something that nice people do. Some values, such as generosity and drawing back from cruelty, kept going anyway, even though they no longer had any foundation.
Personal generosity continues to erode, while the government-imposed version continues to rise. How that plays forward I don't know.