The Long, Slow Death of Religion

MARCH 15, 2021 BY JAMES A. HAUGHT By James A. Haught By now, it’s clear that religion is fading in America, as it has done in most advanced Western democracies. Dozens of surveys find identical evidence: fewer American adults, especially those under 30, attend church — or even belong to a church. They tell interviewers their […]

The Lifted Weight

NOVEMBER 11, 2020 BY ADAM LEE For years to come, millions of Americans will remember where they were when the presidential election was called for Joe Biden. I was at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx with my family, enjoying a glorious autumn afternoon. It was sunny and warm, unseasonably so, and the city […]

Watching Religion Die

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 BY ADAM LEE By James A. Haught Religion is fading more quickly in the United States than in any other nation, according to a forthcoming research book. Religion’s Sudden Decline: What’s Causing It and What Comes Next, by University of Michigan scholar Ronald Inglehart, is to be released in January by Oxford University […]