An Evidence-Based Strategy for Sustaining the Growth of Unbelief
The key challenge is to use our imaginations constructively to engage an increasingly skeptical and diverse American population and lead it toward unbelief.
American Secular Identity, Twenty-First-Century Style: Secular College Students in 2013
“. . . There has been a significant generational shift away from religion and theism.”
Cheating or Leveling the Playing Field? Rethinking How We Ask Questions About Religion in the United States
Here’s a question you won’t find on a Gallup or Pew survey: “How much do you hate religious proselytizing?” Wouldn’t it be nice to know how Americans really feel about being evangelized? Don’t expect the answer soon! The problem is that neither major polling organizations nor such major funders of research as the Templeton and …
Repackaging Humanism as ‘Spirituality’: Religion’s New Wedge Strategy for Higher Ed
Starting in the mid-nineteenth century, there was a widespread intentional and strenuous effort to compartmentalize organized religion on college campuses.1 That effort was largely successful. The modern academy has been widely regarded as a secular sphere; it allows religion as a private activity but does not advocate religiosity among its students. This is now changing. …