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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Losing Our Religion?

Conventional wisdom has it that people who attend college are more likely lose their religion than those who don't. That was true for people born in the 1920s and '30s, but it isn't true of people born between 1965 and 1980. According to sociologist Philip Schwadel, it's the least educated individuals of that group who are most likely to leave their religion. Schwadel didn't include millennials in his study--namely Americans between 18-30 years old--because it's too soon to tell if they'll settle on a religious identity.

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