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After the Baby Boomers
How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion
Robert Wuthnow
Princeton University Press, $29.95, 312 pp.

Today’s young adults may be a mystery to many religious leaders, but one thing about them is clear: Compared with young adults of the preceding generation, fewer go to church. Thirty-one percent of young American adults attended religious services regularly in the 1970s; 25 percent attended in 2000. This decline has cost communities of faith 6.3 million young-adult members—a loss of twenty-one young adults per congregation. Picture your congregation on a Sunday morning...

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About the Author

Katherine DiSalvo is a research affiliate of the Ecologies of Learning Project at the New York Theological Seminary.