New Pew survey shows that 1 in 5 Americans now are not affiliated with any religion (“nones”) — & yet, incredulously, 1 out of 5 nones say that increase in “nones” does not bode well for America — this nearly is the same sentiment as Gallup’s survey 2 months ago

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Instead of thinking outside of the box, why not get rid of the box itself?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03/religiously-unaffiliated-growth_n_3540501.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

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Surveys have frequently shown that the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans — including but not limited to atheists, agnostics and people who are spiritual but not religious — are increasing, with there being about one in five people who now claim no religion.

A new survey from the Pew Research Center has taken the “rise of the nones” further by asking Americans how they view the growing lack of formal religion in the United States.

In some ways, the results make sense. More religious people tend to see the growth of the unaffiliated as bad for American society, according to the survey. But surprisingly, 19 percent of the unaffiliated also see the growth of people like them as being bad. Only 24 percent of unaffiliated Americans say their growth is a good, while a large swath, 55 percent, say it “doesn’t make a difference.”

Overall, about half of the American public sees the growth of the “nones” as bad, while a nearly equal percentage sees it as good or something that does not make a difference.

Take a look at the details, provided by Pew, below.

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https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-fact-that-most-americans-think-the-country-would-be-better-off-if-more-americans-were-religious-shows-that-many-of-those-who-believe-religion-is-losing-its-influence-may-think-this-is-a-negative/

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“The fact that most Americans think the country would be better off if more Americans were religious shows that many of those who believe religion is losing its influence may think this is a negative state of affairs,” Gallup said in its statement.  About 77 percent of Americans said religion is “losing its influence” on American life, while only 20 percent said religion has gained in influence.  The latest responses represent some of the worst ratings given to religion’s role since 1969 and 1970, during the Vietnam War and in the midst of countercultural movements around politics and sexuality.  — Jaweed Kaleem

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