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Are We Still One Nation Under God, and Does It Matter?

Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason
The Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason billboard

Our country is very much identified as "one nation under God," however, the number of non-religious Americans has risen dramatically.

Back in the 1950s, fewer than five percent of Americans were non-religious. Today, it’s 30 percent.

On this edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with Rory Moe,the Coordinator of Central and Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason, and Phil Zuckerman, a sociology and secular studies professor at Pitzer College in California and author of Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions. They explore what’s behind the trend towards atheism and the motivation behind the billboards you may have seen in Iowa recently, declaring "Godless? So are we!"

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River