Monday, May 5, 2014
The Rise of the Nones
One of the fastest growing religious affiliations in the United States are the un-affiliated. Sometimes called the Nones for checking off "none" for the question of religion, such people are usually categorized separately from atheists. The un-affiliated may include a range of people including agnostics and spiritually-oriented people who dislike organized religion. Non-religious people now make up majorities in Turkey (73%), Vietnam (65%) and Azerbaijan (51%). Almost a third of Americans (30%) report they are non-religious. Worldwide, almost 1 in 4 people report they are non-religious.