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College students ever less religious

June 26, 2016

noreligionAllen Downey pulls together the data from CIRP surveys of first-time college students over the decades, in a post well worth reading. The graph left shows the clear trend away from religion. College has the reputation of making students less religious. But college cannot be the cause of a trend for entering students, except in the sense that the same things that lead people to college also lead them away from religion. Which seems likely.

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