New data show how starkly less religious the younger generation is, compared to its elders. The graph above has bars representing every age group from 18 to 89. Researcher Mark Silk speculates:
In the 1990s, it really sunk in on the American public generally that there was a long-lasting religious right’ connected to a political party, and that turned a lot of people the other way…In an earlier time, people who would have been content to say, Well, I’m some kind of a Protestant,’ now say Hell no, I won’t go.’
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