Rising Spirituality in America

Episode 23

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.

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Belief, Affect & Behavior Lab at Duke University

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

Religious Landscape Study

Religion in Everyday Life

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