Americans Getting Less Religious, But Feeling More Wonder

Religion has always helped people feel connected to the divine and by extension, cultivate a sense of awe. In fact, some studies have shown that awe can directly inspire spirituality, and act as an assurance when awe causes fear or vulnerability. But it turns out that Americans who are unaffiliated with a specific religious tradition -- those who identify as atheist, agnostic, or "nothing in particular" -- are also tapping into that sense of wonder. 

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