Americana: Sect Appeal

Always on the cutting edge, students at the University of California at Berkeley have been showing a renewed interest in religion. According to an informal survey this year, 8,000 of the school's 29,000 students volunteered a religious preference, up 1,000 over 1978. Catholics, Jews and Episcopalians were in the majority, and there was a smattering of Mormons, Quakers, Hindus and Taoists. Says Peter D. Haynes, an Episcopal minister on campus: "I honestly think that there is an increased interest in religion, an openness among people to find a God-centered life."

But the survey also showed that some Berkeley students had their...

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