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Why Even Secular People Should Worry About Gen Z’s Lack Of Faith

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As Generation Z is aging into adulthood, a plethora of stories have asserted that “Gen Z is the Least Religious Generation,” with some writers suggesting that this could be a net positive for the nation and result in more diversity within friendship networks and increased tolerance levels. Pew Research repeatedly found that Gen Z is the nation’s least religious generation, with about a third having no religion — about the same proportion as among millennials —compared with 23%, 17% and 11% among, respectively, Generation X, baby boomers and the Silent Generation. There has been considerable time spent analyzing the spirituality — or lack thereof — of young Americans. What is not being actively discussed is that the decline in faith among America’s youngest cohorts represents a real danger for civil society itself… (READ MORE)

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