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What cremation’s surge in popularity says about our evolving views on death

What's behind the surge in cremation? And what does it suggest about the way our cultural values have shifted?
What's behind the surge in cremation? And what does it suggest about the way our cultural values have shifted?

According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), 56 percent of Americans who died in 2020 were cremated.

That’s more than twice the rate two decades ago.

What’s behind this surge? And what does it suggest about the way our cultural values have shifted?

From The Washington Post:

belonging to a house of worship dropped below 50 percent for the first time since Gallup launched the poll in 1937.

according to the NFDA, while the median cost of direct cremation is a third of the price at $2,550. Cremation with viewing and funeral is comparable to traditional burial, with a median cost of $6,970.

Tulip.

We talk with deathcare experts about the rise of cremation.

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