Unitarians: Growing Avant-Garde

Unitarianism was once snidely summed up as a small New England sect with a faith in the fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man, and the neighborhood of Boston. No longer. According to a new and wide-ranging survey of the Unitarian Universalist Association*which was undertaken by Chicago's Opinion Research Center, it has proportionately more college-educated and affluent members than any other church in the U.S.—and more than two-thirds of them now live outside New England, away from the faith's old neighborhood. The survey indicates that 63% of adult Unitarians earn more than $10,000 a year, and 84% have had...

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