Least educated more likely to leave religion, study claims

Common wisdom is that higher education leads people way from organized religion. But according to a new study, that may no longer be true, Religion News Service reports.

Today, it’s the least-educated members of Generation X — people born roughly between 1965 and 1980 — who are “most likely to leave religion,” said Philip Schwadel, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

His study is published in the August edition of Social Forces.

http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/

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7 thoughts on “Least educated more likely to leave religion, study claims

  1. In the past it was always the simpler people who were attracted to the truth. Jesus was surrounded by fishermen and the down trodden. The upper class of the day did not want anything to do with a message where everyone is equal. The rich and powerful preferred to chased their worldly dreams. Has the message become too complex ?

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  2. Seems to depend on the geographical location and the type of ‘further education’, which might be seen as indoctrination. Education is not necessarily linked to intelligence.

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