A Political Paradox: Secularity Is on an upswing, but Secularism Is in Trouble Globally

Barry Kosmin


In the United States and around most of the world, recent trends in the economy and communications technology have advanced the process of secularization, which Max Weber referred to as disenchantment. Organized religion’s “three Bs”—believing, belonging, and behaving—all show declines in most societies. The general public has become less obedient to religious authority and less …

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