(RNS) A new report on global religious identity shows that while Christians and Muslims make up the two largest groups, those with no religious affiliation — including atheists and agnostics — are now the third-largest “religious” group in the world. The study, released Tuesday (Dec. 18) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, […]
Articles tagged “nones”
(RNS) New research shows that Catholics report the lowest proportion of strongly affiliated followers among major American religious traditions. Evangelicals, on the other hand, are increasingly devout and committed to their faith. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of “firsts” that reflect the growing religious diversity of the country. By David Gibson.
(RNS) The “nones'' made their presence felt in this election, with some 70 percent of the religiously unaffiliated voting for President Obama, according to exit polls. What do the political parties have to do to reach and keep these voters? By Kimberly Winston.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The largest slice of Obama’s religious coalition — at 23 percent — is not very religious. They’re “nones,” also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Many young people are no longer members of traditional churches, but they are seeking. And they are finding others like themselves and, together, they are beginning to change the face of American religion. In fact, I would go so far as to say that skeptics are the new religious. By Philip Clayton.
(RNS) A new study from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life paints a detailed picture of one of the fastest-growing groups on the American religious landscape — the “nones,” or those who have no religious affiliation. Meet John Q. Nones. By Lauren Markoe.
BETHESDA, Md. (RNS) The number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation has hit an all-time high — about one in five American adults — according to a new study, with the number of self-described atheists and agnostics hitting a peak of 6 percent of the U.S. population. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) A new survey finds that Americans, while mostly religious, do not use social media to supplement worship and mostly keep their faith private online. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) Unbelief is on the uptick. People who check “None” for their religious affiliation are now nearly one in five Americans (19 percent), the highest ever documented, according to the Pew Center for the People and the Press. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.