Study Shows Religion Less Popular In America

May 6, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – The consequences of intolerance, as well as the inclusion of politics in religious forums, have finally been made clear. A Harvard study has shown that the amount of religious young Americans who have chosen to step away from organized religion has increased nearly eight times.

The study focused on a nationwide poll, which asked people about their religious habits. Robert Putnam, the professor in charge of the study, was stunned by the results.

According to the polls, the amount of young people who have distanced themselves from religion has skyrocketed from 5% to over 40%.

“They have the same attitudes and values as people who are in church, but they grew up in a period in which being religious meant being politically conservative, especially on social issues,” he explained.

“That is the future of America. Their views and their habits religiously are going to persist and have a huge effect on the future.”

It seems to give proof of the effect of the religious right that has moved into the conservative area of politics. The numbers would seem to suggest that forcing religion into a political party, and using it as an excuse to push social issues, has alienated newer generations.

One has to wonder if this apparent backfire will also change the way the religious view their own moral agendas.



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