IS THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT DRIVING AMERICANS AWAY FROM RELIGION?

2 May

A religious cross is seen as the moon is illuminated by sunlight reflected off the Earth during a total lunar eclipse on October 8th, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.

Religion in America has been rocked in recent decades by two societal shifts: the rise of Christian evangelicals as a right-wing political force, and the increasing number of people who decline to affiliate with any faith tradition.

New research presents evidence that these trends, usually discussed separately, are in fact related. It reports the rate at which people disassociate themselves from religion is higher in states where the Christian right exerts its political muscle.

So begins Tom Jacobs’ report at Pacific Standard on some new research. You may read the entire report here.

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One Response to “IS THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT DRIVING AMERICANS AWAY FROM RELIGION?”

  1. jhubers May 2, 2018 at 9:52 am #

    This is an easy one to answer, Doug. Yes 😦

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