This Sunday, Oct. 4, the CBS News weekly program “Sunday Morning” will examine the state of Americans’ religious views. The show will take a look at a recent Parade Magazine poll showing increased interest on both spirituality and a rejection of religion altogether, both without allegiance to a particular faith or denomination. Correspondent Martha Teichner will speak to a woman who has strayed away from her evangelical childhood and doubts the principles of organized religion, a man who raised Catholic who is a CEO of a Massachusetts yoga center and a psychic medium. “I think religion for many Americans…is very eclectic,” says Randall Balmer, a professor of American Religious Studies at Barnard College in New York City. “I think it really began in the 1960s with the counter-culture… [From] a deep, and for many people, abiding suspicion of institutions – from the government to religions.” “Sunday Morning” is anchored by Charles Osgood. It airs from 9-10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Published October 4th, 2009 by Peter Elliott