. Declining birth rates linked to secularization, growing hostility toward religion « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Christian Post – Declining fertility rates have a significant correlation with increased secularization, according to Baylor University professor Philip Jenkins. The Baylor University professor of history and co-director of the program on historical studies of religion, explained Thursday that demography derives from changes in religious belief.

Much of modern Africa tends to be devoutly religious and they also happen to have high fertility rates. By contrast, the lower a population’s fertility rate the greater the likelihood it is for people to separate from faith communities and religious institutions. “We measure change in a society through fertility,” Jenkins said.

Interesting Opinion column at The Christian Post

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