Social Ties to Giving

David E. Campbell | Nov. 26, 2013 | TIME Magazine

Crucifix in Moreau seminary

Over the last twenty years, one of the most stunning changes to the American social landscape has been the dramatic rise in the percentage of Americans who report having no religious affiliation—the group that has come to be known as the “nones.” 

Today, 20 percent of Americans disclaim a religious affiliation, and among millennials, it is over 30 percent. At the same time, there has been a growing debate over whether the secularization of society will lead to a decrease in charitable giving, with secularists—whether they consider themselves atheists, agnostics, or humanists—tending to argue that fewer religious Americans will simply mean fewer contributions to pay for churches and synagogues that fewer Americans are attending anyway.

Click here to read more at TIME Ideas

 by Daily Domer Staff

Posted In: Features