Generation X, irreligion and obesity

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The theist Vox Day, who is a member of the Generation X demographic and a critic of atheism, has commented on the issue of atheism and obesity.[1][2][3]

Generation X is made up of individuals born between 1966 and 1980.

Using data from the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), Barry A. Kosmin & Juhem Navarro-Rivera reported:

Generation X became more secular and also less Christian (85% in 1990 v. 75% in 2008) as it aged and grew in size. However, the proportion of the cohort identifying with Other Christian denominations and non-Christian religions hardly changed. So the secularizing change mainly occurred at the expense of Catholic self-identification which fell from 33% in 1990 to 26% in 2008.[4]

In 2014, Bloomberg News reported about Generation X and obesity:

People born from 1966 to 1980, known as Generation X, are fatter and twice as likely to have diabetes as Baby Boomers were at the same age, according to an Australian study that predicts younger generations will be sicker and costlier to care for in old age.[5]

According to the Gallup Inc., "Very religious Americans are more likely to practice healthy behaviors than those who are moderately religious or nonreligious."[6] For more information, please Atheism and obesity

Obesity, irreligion and the millennial and baby boomer generations

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