Survey: 21% of Black Americans Are Religious “Nones” but Very Few Are Atheists

BY HEMANT MEHTA  FEBRUARY 16, 2021 A major new survey released today by the Pew Research Center finds that roughly 21% of Black Americans are not affiliated with any organized religion. And when you look to younger members of that demographic, the number only gets larger. Before you get excited though, the survey also finds that those […]

Since 2007, the U.S. Has Had the “Largest Move Away from Religion” in the World

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 In an essay for Foreign Affairs, Ronald F. Inglehart, the author of the forthcoming book Religion’s Sudden Decline: What’s Causing it, and What Comes Next? writes about how he used to think religion was on the rise. With the collapse of Communism and the election of George W. Bush, religious beliefs appeared to be […]

Survey: Parents Influence Their Teens’ Religious Views But It Won’t Last Forever

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 It’s no surprise that younger people in the U.S. are less religious than their parents’ generation. But a new study released today by the Pew Research Center shows precisely how influential parents are when it comes to their kids’ religious views. Here’s the bottom line: Kids share their parents’ views on religion. That’s […]