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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 […]

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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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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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