“The bad news is already dominating media reports: more Americans are religiously unaffiliated than ever before. The ranks of Protestants and Catholics are declining, and the percentage of atheists and agnostics are increasing. This is true across age groups, though it is most pronounced among young people. Most of those with no religious affiliation are neither atheist or agnostic: the majority of them identify as ‘nothing in particular’ (some of whom are believers). They might best be called the ‘Whatever’ generation. Look for many of the ‘Whatevers’ to eventually get anchored, though a large number of them are lost souls.” – Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue, reacting to today’s study by Pew Research.