"Our public policies tend to penalize families, particularly working-class families," AEI visiting scholar W. Bradford Wilcox said Thursday during a briefing on the study.
Marriage is taxing for low-income workers, study shows
"Another reason," he added, "is that many young adults see religion as force for reaction — against gay rights, abortion, etc. — and don't wish to affiliate with a religious tradition they see as out of touch."
Americans less Christian, more 'unaffiliated,' survey finds