Featuring Alan Cooperman
Director of Religion Research
Pew Research Center
Tuesday, October 4th @ 5:30pm
Room 450, Campus Center @ IUPUI
420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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The Rise of the Religiously Unaffiliated:
Why a decline in American religion matters to everyone
While there are signs of both stability and decline in American religion, “nones” (those claiming no religious affiliation) are growing as a share of the population in all regions and among all demographics. The change is particularly pronounced among the millennial generation. Of course, the changes in American religion cannot be separated from other broad social trends such as politics, marriage patterns, or technology. Are changes in American religion a cause or an effect of social change? Or both? Religious activity in America has long been strongly associated with civil society and philanthropy, so the question for nonprofits of all kinds is: can organized religion decline without affecting civil society? Can civil society decline without affecting organized religion?
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