October 10, 2012

One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation

“Nones” on the Rise

The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.
In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15% to just under 20% of all U.S. adults. Their ranks now include more than 13 million self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6% of the U.S. public), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation (14%).3
These numbers are quite staggering!  In just 5 years!! 

If this rate continues, in 15 years approximately 50% of U.S. public will not be affiliated with any religion. Personally, the advent of the internet and religion's view on gay rights has influenced the public's take on religion.

Why believe in a religion that promotes hate?

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