Vermont's Religious Identity: Past And Future
A new study of religion in America has a few big takeaways. The number of Christians is declining, though still very much a majority. The number of those who call themselves religiously "unaffiliated" is on the rise. Vermont, meanwhile, has a higher percentage of those unaffiliated than any other state. What accounts for that statistic?
We're unpacking the numbers and looking at Vermont's religious identity. We talk to the Pew Research Center's Gregory Smith, Vermont historian Jeffrey Potash, and Middlebury religion scholar Rebecca Kneale Gould.
Also, we talk to Charlie Rattigan of the Vermont Institute of National Science on the Institute's new exhibit on the evolution of dinosaurs into birds.
And - jumping rocks and avoiding roots - we hear from a group of women mastering mountain biking right in Rutland's Pine Hill Park.
Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.