Nones

Is mixing religion and politics leading to rise of the 'nones'?

"The marrying of religion and politics among conservatives to create the well-known and powerful religious right that forms a voting bloc for the Republican Party has led some Americans to abandon their ties to the Christian faith and join the ranks of secularists, scholars argue in a new book." - C.Post

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Percentage of Christian registered voters drops 15% since 2008: Pew

"Registered Republican voters have seemingly moved away from God at a slower rate, dropping from 87% Christian in 2008 to 79% Christian in 2019. In comparison, the number of religiously unaffiliated voters has almost doubled from 15% to 28% in the same years." - C.Post

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Has America Reached Peak Atheism? Study Shows Growth Among Religious ‘Nones’ Declining

"Paul Djupe and Ryan Burge, co-authors of the Religion in Public blog, have analyzed data seemingly showing that the growth of 'nones' (combining atheists, agnostics, and those “nothing in particular”) could actually be 'slowing or possibly even slightly reversing.'" - FaithWire

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“Can people who are plagued with doubt feel welcomed by a church that is filled with those who are certain about what they believe?”

"Among those who never come to church, the share of Republicans has stayed exactly the same (27.3%) over the last 40 years, while the share of Democrats has dropped 7 percentage points, and independents have risen 7 points. If there was a relationship between politics and church attendance, it was that some people disaffiliated from both party and church." - RNS

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