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Published: 03 March 2021

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780197547052

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Religion's Sudden Decline

What's Causing it, and What Comes Next?

Ronald F. Inglehart

  • Provides evidence of a major decline in religion in most of the world, based on surveys of over 100 countries containing 90 percent of the world's population, carried out from 1981 to 2020—the largest base of empirical evidence ever assembled to analyse mass acceptance or rejection of religion
  • Presents a theory of why religion spreads or declines and tests it against a massive base of evidence
  • Presents evidence that humans need a coherent belief system but that its nature reflects the society's environment

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