[Marxism] Religion in the U. S.

Jeff Goodwin jgoodwin.nyu at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 08:40:47 MDT 2012


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As sociologists of religion have been saying for some years now, "no
religious group in the United States is growing as fast as those who
profess no religion <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/religion> at all. The
latest American Religious Identification
Survey<http://www.americanreligionsurvey-aris.org/>,
which Trinity College <http://www.trincoll.edu/> published last week [March
2009], shows that the number of non-religious Americans has nearly doubled
since 1990, while the number of people who specifically self-identity as
atheists or agnostics has more than tripled. An astonishing 30% of married
Americans weren't wed in religious ceremonies, and 27% don't expect to have
religious funerals. This suggests whole swaths of the culture are becoming
secular, since one can assume that non-believers in religious families
often acquiesce to traditional marriage rites and expect to be prayed over
when they're dead."

http://www.alternet.org/rights/132096/the_growing_clout_of_atheists_and_non-believers/



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