(RNS) — In Canada, there is 'less of a social stigma' attached to leaving one's religion, says one of the authors of a forthcoming book on the differences between American and Canadian nones.
(RNS) — Dueling sociologists can't agree on whether the most intensely religious segment of the American population is shrinking.
How “religious” are the “religious” when they make political or consumer choices? How “secular” are the “secular” when they want to do justice to American culture and society by simply overlooking religion and the religious?
Conservative churches – not just liberal ones – are also seeing a decline in membership. We might now once again need to observe that “success does not certify truth” in church life.