That American religiosity has been in decline for the last few decades is not exactly a new concept for most of us. However, in a recent report from the American Enterprise Institute, Lyman Stone points to an interesting reason for why that might be the case.
Stone argues that one of the primary causes for the decrease in American religiosity has been the expansion of a more overtly secular system of public education.
While some might say the reason for that decline with the rise in secular education is that better education leads to a reduced dependence on religion, Stone counters that such theories “get no support in the actual historic record.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Denison