The New York Times recently ran an Op Ed column suggesting that the United States is moving further and further towards a mass religious stance that believes behind the Christian scriptural narratives. An excerpt reads:
“But the secularization narrative is insufficient, because even with America’s churches in decline, the religious impulse has hardly disappeared. In the early 2000s, over 40 percent of Americans answered with an emphatic ‘yes’ when Gallup asked them if ‘a profound religious experience or awakening’ had redirected their lives; that number had doubled since the 1960s, when institutional religion was more vigorous. A recent Pew survey on secularization likewise found increases in the share of Americans who have regular feelings of ‘spiritual peace and well-being.’ And the resilience of religious impulses and rhetoric in contemporary political movements, even (or especially) on the officially secular left, is an obvious feature of our politics.”
Thanks to Hymenaeus Beta for the tip!