A leading U.S. historian and religion analyst has warned that America’s record-low fertility rates could mean that the United States is following in the footsteps of Europe when it comes to people leaving organized religion and becoming secularized.

Philip Jenkins, a professor of history at Baylor University, and Co-Director for Baylor’s Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, warned in a blog post last week that the U.S. is now “looking at the opening stages of a large scale process of secularization.”

via US Passes ‘Critical Landmark’ on Way to Becoming as Secularized as Europe, Warns Philip Jenkins

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US Passes ‘Critical Landmark’ on Way to Becoming as Secularized as Europe, Warns Philip Jenkins

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