Although the events of September 11 were often reported to strengthen spirituality among many Americans, a recent study finds only modest and short-lived effects on young adults’ religious and spiritual lives after the attacks. The study was presented at the Association for Sociology of Religion meeting in Boston in August.
Richard Cimino is the founder and editor of Religion Watch, a newsletter monitoring trends in contemporary religion. Since January 2008, Religion Watch is published by Religioscope Institute. Website: www.religionwatch.com.