The inability of traditional religions to meet the spiritual needs of people has resulted in an increase in attendance in fringe religious organizations and in individualistic spiritualism.
2. The secular society is a modern myth. Most people still believe, even though they don't participate in church. Out-and-out atheists are relatively rare. The European Values Study in 1990 showed that more than 70% of British people believe in God, nearly the same number believed in sin and 64% believed in the soul, whether or not they subscribed to any religion.
3. People may not belong but they still believe. The Alister Hardy Research Centre in Oxford, which investigates religious experiences, revealed in 1987 that 48% of respondents to a survey claimed to have had religious experience; many had been too embarrassed to talk about them.