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Religion is in decline in the West, and America is no exception

Voas, David and Chaves, Mark (2016) Religion is in decline in the West, and America is no exception. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Sep 2016). Blog Entry.

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The US is often taken to be a contrary case to the general decline of religion in the West. David Voas and Mark Chaves find that religiosity is in fact decreasing in the US, and for the same reason that it has been falling elsewhere. They comment that Americans are not becoming less religious over their lives; rather, the more religious generations born in the early 20th century are dying off and being replaced by newer generations that are less likely to be religious.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 11:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:41

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