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How Have Views on Religion Changed in the Past Decade?

What do Americans think of religious these days? Penny Edgell, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, recently gave a lecture hosted by Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program on her work addressing Americans’ attitudes about public religious expression. We talk with her about what her research suggests is a growing divide between people of […]

What do Americans think of religious these days?

Penny Edgell, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, recently gave a lecture hosted by Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program on her work addressing Americans’ attitudes about public religious expression.

We talk with her about what her research suggests is a growing divide between people of faith and the non-religious.

MORE: In November, Houston Matters presented a pair of conversations featuring people who turned to – or away from – organized religion. We spoke with a one-time Atheist who later became an Episcopal priest. Then, we spoke with the author of a guide to coming out as an atheist, who was raised in a church-going household).

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