Posts Tagged ‘millenials’

The decline in religion maybe slowing

Monday, February 17th, 2020

In Religion in Public, Melissa Deckman of Washington College finds that the probability of being a religious none in Gen Z (born after 1995) is the same as for Millenials (born between 1981-1994). This bombshell finding sent us running for other datasets. Like all good scientists, we trust, but verify. In this post, we run Read more

Why is everybody getting married in a barn?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

It’s early May. Which means it’s wedding season. Which means a whole lot of Americans will soon be partying in a barn. Millennials, in staggering numbers, are choosing to start their married lives under high eaves and exposed beams, looking out over long, stripped-down wooden benches and lines of mason jars. According to an annual Read more

Millennials are picking pets over people

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Young Americans are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than their predecessors, but they do lead in one category: Pets. Three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while 51 percent have cats, according to a survey released by research firm Mintel. That compares to 50 percent of the overall population with dogs, and Read more

Being Catholic is cool again

Friday, February 5th, 2016

When I was 17 years old I wanted to convert to Buddhism. Raised by a Catholic family and forced to attend religious education classes until I was almost 13, I’d had enough of what I perceived to be an overly-conservative institution that relied on “Catholic guilt” and strict adherence to doctrine. So, I sought out Read more

Escapist trifles: the religion of millenials

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The world is in the grip of an epidemic of infantilism. How else can anyone account for tour parties travelling around the world to gasp in awe at the Weta cave or the newly unveiled model of Smaug the dragon at Wellington Airport? We’re told that The Hobbit pilgrims from overseas burst into tears on Read more