A postsecular world in the 2010s: thank God

On July 24, 2013, CNS News reported:

“Atheism is in decline worldwide, with the number of atheists falling from 4.5% of the world’s population in 1970 to 2.0% in 2010 and projected to drop to 1.8% by 2020, according to a new report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass.”

In April of 2010, the British academic and agnostic Eric Kauffmann declared that “the rate of secularisation has flattened to zero in most of Protestant Europe and France.” Kaufmann also declared that secularism “appears exhausted and lacking in confidence” […]

According to the British sociologist of religion James A. Beckford in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, the term “postsecular” is currently proliferating amongst scholars in the humanities and social science fields. In terms of the English speaking world, Google trend data as of August 2013 indicates that the world’s interest in the topics of atheism and evolution has declined since 2004 while interest in God has increased.

Quote source

Conservapedia (2015). Desecularization. Available http://www.conservapedia.com/Desecularization. Last accessed 24th Dec 2015.


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