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The Normalization of Non-religion: A Reply to James Lewis

Voas, David (2015) 'The Normalization of Non-religion: A Reply to James Lewis.' Journal of Contemporary Religion, 30 (3). pp. 505-508. ISSN 1353-7903

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James Lewis challenged the assertion that religious ‘nones’ are becoming more like the general population. The evidence he offers is insufficient to make his case, however: the generational dynamics of religious change are invisible if one takes a cross-sectional snapshot of the entire population, undifferentiated by age. In addition, write-in responses on census and survey forms do not provide a good basis for studying the characteristics of the very large and growing number of people who are non-religious.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 11:06
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 11:06

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