The Associated Press reports:
According to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, this group — commonly known as the “nones” — now constitutes 29% of American adults. That’s up from 23% in 2016 and 19% in 2011.
“If the unaffiliated were a religion, they’d be the largest religious group in the United States,” said Elizabeth Drescher, an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University who wrote a book about the spiritual lives of the nones.
The religiously unaffiliated were once concentrated in urban, coastal areas, but now live across the U.S., representing a diversity of ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, Drescher said.
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When Americans are asked by pollsters about their religion, the fastest-growing major group consists of those who don’t affiliate with any organized religion. Some are atheist, some agnostic and many describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. https://t.co/yxJyhjJEFF
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 14, 2021