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Cattledog

(5,930 posts)
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 12:11 PM Jan 2024

Religious 'Nones' are now the largest single group in the U.S.

When Americans are asked to check a box indicating their religious affiliation, 28% now check 'none.'

A new study from Pew Research finds that the religiously unaffiliated – a group comprised of atheists, agnostic and those who say their religion is "nothing in particular" – is now the largest cohort in the U.S. They're more prevalent among American adults than Catholics (23%) or evangelical Protestants (24%).

Back in 2007, Nones made up just 16% of Americans, but Pew's new survey of more than 3,300 U.S. adults shows that number has now risen dramatically.

Researchers refer to this group as the "Nones."

https://www.npr.org/2024/01/24/1226371734/religious-nones-are-now-the-largest-single-group-in-the-u-s?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR3hjPQTzl3b48QSEKV62AAPimLVvcBCVmV7o3FdPkHwtXvF3oDRbxLVA98

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Religious 'Nones' are now the largest single group in the U.S. (Original Post) Cattledog Jan 2024 OP
My husband and I were just talking about this today. AllyCat Jan 2024 #1
I think the better polling for accuracy would say jimfields33 Jan 2024 #3
Not really PJMcK Jan 2024 #5
Some Evangelicals don't recognize Catholics as true Christians. RipVanWinkle Jan 2024 #8
Yet the Senate would likely never confirm a SCOTUS nominee who was either admittedly hlthe2b Jan 2024 #2
And it scares... 2naSalit Jan 2024 #4
Trump's Christians are the public face of Christianity in America today. keithbvadu2 Jan 2024 #6
American Evangelicals are leading the way. Gore1FL Jan 2024 #7

AllyCat

(16,316 posts)
1. My husband and I were just talking about this today.
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 12:16 PM
Jan 2024

The youth are not buying the hate and illogical rhetoric of churches.

jimfields33

(16,409 posts)
3. I think the better polling for accuracy would say
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 12:19 PM
Jan 2024

Christian instead of splitting up the various religions.

PJMcK

(22,136 posts)
5. Not really
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 02:03 PM
Jan 2024

There are vast chasms between the various Christian sects. For example, some Evangelicals don’t recognize Catholics as true Christians. Would it be logical to combine those two into one group? That doesn’t make any sense to me.

Using a broad stroke, this study shows that Americans who aren’t among the “faithful” are a large and growing percentage of our country. Given many of the Christian Right’s policies and goals, this is a good trend.

RipVanWinkle

(240 posts)
8. Some Evangelicals don't recognize Catholics as true Christians.
Fri Jan 26, 2024, 06:50 AM
Jan 2024

About 30 years ago, an Assembly of God minister told me, in so many words, that Catholics were not Christians.

hlthe2b

(102,745 posts)
2. Yet the Senate would likely never confirm a SCOTUS nominee who was either admittedly
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 12:18 PM
Jan 2024

agnostic, atheist, or merely adamantly refused to answer to their religiosity/spirituality, but instead citing it as a matter they prefer to be private.

2naSalit

(87,303 posts)
4. And it scares...
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 01:13 PM
Jan 2024

The piss out of the evangenazis. How can they foist their bullshit on you if you aren't preconditioned to believe their bullshit?

Gore1FL

(21,222 posts)
7. American Evangelicals are leading the way.
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 02:59 PM
Jan 2024

I suspect more and more “nones” will appear as more and more are disgusted with their fruit.

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