When asked their “religious preference”, nearly one-in-four Americans now says “none.”Up until the 1990s, this group of so-called “nones” hovered in the single digits. The 2014 GSS showed that the so-called nones are 21 percent. How large is this group of nones? There are nearly as many Americans who claim no religion as there are Catholics (24 percent). If this growth continues, in a few years the largest “religion” in the U.S. may be no religion at all.In addition, "Since 2012, about 7.5 million Americans more Americans don’t attend attend church."
Friday, March 13, 2015
Culture news: The "nones" are growing - The latest religion statistics
The 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) has been released and the statistics confirm what you may already be sensing. Tobin Grant observes: