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Nov 20, 2017 by Will Maule

'Nones' Are Now The Largest Religious Group In The United States

You may have begun to hear a lot about 'nones.' Well, you are going to start hearing a lot more. Those without any religious affiliation, including atheists, have become the largest "religious" group in the United States. 

The American Family Survey released the findings after polling 3,000 Americans this year. They discovered that 34 per cent of Americans now identify as 'nones': atheists, agnostics or 'nothing in particular', overtaking Protestants (33 per cent) and Catholics (21 per cent) as a social group.

'When we first started doing this study in 2015, more than two-thirds of our respondents picked at least one cultural issue as being one of the three most important issues facing American families. Now there's been an 11-point increase in the percentage of people who say the biggest issues facing families are economic,' said Christopher Karpowitz, who led the survey alongside fellow political science educator Jeremy Pope, according to RNS.

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