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Secular Family, Religious World

Jan Devor

The religious landscape of the United States is changing rapidly. As recently as 1990, nine out of ten U.S. residents claimed either Protestant or Catholic affiliation, while the nonreligious stood at 8 percent and non-Christian religions at 3 percent. Just a single generation later, a far richer diversity of beliefs is now the norm in our society. Three in four U.S. residents identify as Christians, one in ten identify with another religion, and one out of six are nonreligious.

Although the percentage ...

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