As a part of CRCC’s research on religious competition and creative innovation, the CRCC team traveled to Korea to see how religion is changing there. Seoul provides a comparison case for Los Angeles.
In the U.S., those unaffiliated with a religion (“Religious nones”) have been increasing for the last several years. In Korea, the overall number of people who affiliate/identify with a religion has increased from 42.6% (1985) to 53.1% (2005) over the last two decades. The overall number of “religious nones” in Korea has decreased by 10.5% in this same period.
CRCC reports on these trends in the following posts:
Slimming the Megachurch in Seoul and Los Angeles
A Crisis of Integrity in Seoul, the Megachurch Capital of the World
How Korea’s “Nones” Differ from Religious Unaffiliated Americans
Traditional and Innovative – How Korean Buddhism Stays Relevant
Photo Gallery: The Korean Buddhist Version of a Megachurch
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