We’ve all heard the stories about the “proud to have religion” meme, the belief that one’s own faith is more important than the beliefs of others.

The memes were first popularized by comedian Ricky Gervais in his stand-up specials, but they’ve spread to TV, film, music and now the popular internet.

But is religion really that important to us?

Are we all really as much of a part of a greater cultural and religious body as we think we are?

In a recent episode of The Mindy Project, we explore the impact of religion on our lives, with psychologist Rachel Bloom and her colleague Lisa Wintour.

In this episode, we look at the importance of religion to a diverse range of American and Western populations.