If You Think Religion Is Dying, Think Again

Everyone seems to take it for granted that the world is getting more secular — that faith is doomed. Scientists, secularists and atheists applaud the change; religious believers lament it.

But here’s the thing: they’re all wrong — and the best-selling author and influential scholar of religion, Rodney Stark, has the numbers to prove it.

In his page-turning new book, The Triumph of Faith: Why the World Is More Religious than Ever, Stark shoots down the myth that people around the world are abandoning religion. Stark marshals an unprecedented body of data — surveys of more than a million people in 163 nations — to paint the full picture that both scholars and popular commentators have missed.