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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:

We talk with deathcare experts about the rise of cremation.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.