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The Rise of Secularism in America

June 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In the past 25 years, there has been a stunning rise in the percentage of Americans with no religious affiliation.

Today nearly 1 in 5 Americans have no religion— and among Millennials, it is 1 in 3. What are the causes of this dramatic change in American society?

What might it mean for the future?

David Campbell is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and Chair of the Political Science Department.

He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Political Science at Harvard University. He received his B.A. degree with honors at Brigham Young University where he was a Valedictory Speaker.

He has written extensively on religion and civic engagement in America, including the award-winning book “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us,” which has been described by the New York Times as intellectually powerful, by America as an instant classic and by the San Francisco Chronicle as the most successfully argued sociological study of American religion in more than half a century.

His other books include “Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics” and “Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape our Civic Life.”

As an expert on religion, politics, and civic engagement, he has often been featured in the national media, including the New York Times, Economist, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC News, CNN, NPR, Fox News, and C-SPAN.




Through co-sponsorship, this program is presented as part of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s prestigious Hesburgh Lecture Series.

Information: nbolmc@aol.com


June 8, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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