The Age of Aquarius, all over again

Americans are living in the middle of a religious revival; it's just that the movements that are rising are not what we normally call "religion".

The first rising movement is astrology. According to a Pew poll last year, 29 per cent of Americans say they believe in astrology. That's more members than mainline Protestant churches have. This surge in belief is primarily among the young.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2019, with the headline 'The Age of Aquarius, all over again'. Print Edition | Subscribe