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How Have Views on Religion Changed in the Past Decade?

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 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 HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →