Pew's latest study is an offshoot of its 2014 Religious Landscape Survey, in which it found that 78 percent of those with no religion were raised with one, but have since shed their religious identity.
Pew re-contacted 5,000 of the 35,071 surveyed to ask why they left their affiliation behind. Almost half of those who were brought up in the religious firmament explained that whatever belief they had had simply disappeared.
One reason cited by many? Science.
Pew offered one quote that will surely move some, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson: "I'm a scientist now, and I don't believe in miracles."
Other reasons offered might also excite rationalists. For example: "Learning about evolution when I went away to college." It took that long?
Remember my earlier post about the Orthodox Jews not wanting girls to attend college?
Yeah, well this is why.
Let's face it religion is threatened by science.
And as it turns out the reverse is true as well.