Why Are Americans Having Fewer Babies? https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/politics-current-affairs/2020/07/why-are-americans-having-fewer-babies/

It’s an enigma that’s vexed demographers for 40 years. The answer turns out not to be natural disasters or pandemics, or even economics, but something deeper: a decline in religion.

July 28, 2020 | Jonathan V. Last
About the author: Jonathan V. Last is executive editor of The Bulwark.

Adriana Torres with her baby daughter Leah, who is being released from NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York on May 27, 2020. Leah was born prematurely while Adriana was in a medically-induced coma due to COVID-19. Alejandra Villa Loarca/Newsday RM via Getty Images.

At 5:16 on the evening of November 9, 1965, the lights went out in New York City.

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