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Posted inMusic

The deep playlist of Generation Z

Reading Time: 5 minutes I started teaching college music courses in 1991. I was 28, just five years out of college myself. On the first day of my music appreciation class, I asked the students to name a few songs or bands that they liked to listen to, that they found interesting. There was some Nirvana, Nirvana was big […]

Posted inPolitics

Young progressives have every right to feel disaffected. They should vote anyway.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The party leaders are ancient. They’ve been in charge of the White House and Congress for almost two years but haven’t delivered. They bring butter knives to political fights with a rival party that wields AR-15s. So it seems from the vantage point of many young progressive citizens, and it’s more than understandable that they’re […]

Posted inThe Secular

Less grey, less white: How to reach younger, more diverse seculars

Reading Time: 4 minutes We are a social species, and we do our best work together. But without a church, synagogue, or mosque in which to congregate, secular people must depend on local, state, and national organizations to create opportunities to network. National conferences occupy an especially large role in fostering engagement. I attended the 2021 Freedom From Religion […]

Posted inResearch

Gen Z Poles drive secular growth in the Catholic stronghold of Europe

Reading Time: 3 minutes Poland remains the Catholic stronghold of Europe, with 91% of Poles considering themselves Catholics. The percentage of self-declared “believers” remains equally impressive at 87%, and 43% of the population of almost 38 million attend church at least once a week. But secularizing change is afoot. According to the authors of the latest CBOS survey of […]

Posted inGen Z Rising

Z: The least religious generation ever

Reading Time: 4 minutes OnlySky · Z The least religious generation ever | Dr. Phil Zuckerman And religion in America just continues to decline and decline and decline. According to a new report from The Survey Center on American Life of the American Enterprise Institute, Gen Z (comprised of Americans born in or after 1995) is the least religious […]