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Special Edition: Losing Religion in America

• 16 min

Today we’re talking about why most Americans are turning away from organized religions. Recent surveys show that for the first time in our history, fewer than half of American adults say they belong to an established church, mosque, synagogue, or other religious institution. The numbers have dropped significantly in the past 20 years. While the shift is most prevalent in younger adults, the trend is consistent across all generations. Today, we’re joined by USC professor Diane Winston, who researches religion and spirituality. She’ll get into the reasons why people are turning away from established religious groups and what they’re leaning on instead. But first, we’re speaking with pastor Cory Marquez. He left his old evangelical congregation and started a new church to attract more millennials. We chat about how religion is evolving and why he still thinks faith has a place in our modern society. This episode is brought to you by and Get ad-free episodes by becoming an insider:             

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