In this episode
Americans have become less religious but more spiritual over time, with 59 percent saying they regularly feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being. Host Dan LeDuc interviews the Pew Research Center’s Greg Smith about these trends. We also turn to Patty Van Cappellen of Duke University to discuss why people turn to religion and spirituality.
Belief, Affect & Behavior Lab at Duke University
U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious
Religious Landscape Study
Religion in Everyday Life
Americans may be getting less religious, but feelings of spirituality are on the rise
More Americans now say they’re spiritual but not religious
Meditation is common across many religious groups in the U.S.