More than 13 million atheists and agnostics and nearly 33 million
claim no particular affiliation. About 20 percent of U.S. adults say
they had no religious affiliation, an increase from two decades ago when
about 8 percent of people were deemed so-called “nones,” according to a
released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and
Public Life. The group will be the subject of an upcoming PBS miniseries
“But despite their nickname, the “nones” are far from godless.
Many pray, believe in God and have regular spiritual routines,” The
Washington Post’s religion reporter Michelle Boorstein wrote Tuesday.
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