Why is cremation becoming more popular today?
The cremation rate is rising due to several social, demographic, economic, and religious factors.
- People travel around and relocate much more than they did just a generation or two ago. Ties to
tradition are not as strong as they once were. The long-standing tradition of the family plot in the local cemetery no longer holds the same significance that it once did.
- Cremation is significantly less expensive than a traditional burial and funeral.
- Cremation has become an acceptable alternative to burial from both a popular and religious viewpoint.
- Cremation offers portability and greater flexibility in memorialization services in a way that
traditional burial cannot match.