Religiosity and the Future of Freedom

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  1. To be sure, scholars like Byron Johnson at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion have pointed out that one factor contributing to the rise in the “nones” is that survey questions about religious affiliation may be failing to capture the diversity of religious identification today. See Byron R. Johnson, “Dispelling Rumors of Religion’s Demise,” in 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, ed. Jennifer A. Marshall and Rea S. Hederman, Jr. (Washington: The Heritage Foundation, 2014), pp. 28–29,
  2. Patrick F. Fagan, “Why Religion Matters Even More: The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability,” Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 1992, The Heritage Foundation, December 18, 2006,



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