By: Ira StollSource: The Editors

NYU professor Jonathan Haidt’s new book “The Anxious Generation,” blaming cellphones and social media for the teen mental health crisis, is the no. 1 New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller and, when I checked, the no. 2 seller among all books at Amazon. Peggy Noonan wrote about it in her Wall Street Journal column this past Saturday. It mines a vein that Doug Lemov also worked in a piece Education Next published in August 2022, “Take Away Their Cellphones.”

Yet there’s another, non-technology possible contributor to the mental health crisis that’s getting less attention but may be just as significant. That is the decline in church attendance.