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The normalization of non-religion: a reply to James Lewis

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Publication date

2015

Summary

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.

Published in

Journal of Contemporary Religion

Volume and page numbers

30 , 505 -508

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/13537903.2015.1081354

ISSN

16

Links

University of Essex, Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to University of Essex registered users* - http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b2068754~S5

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