WASHINGTON — A new survey shows that more Americans than ever are religiously unaffiliated, and as a group they are not seeking religion.
Just under 20% of U.S. adults are now unaffiliated, an increase from 15% in 2007, says a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Among those aged 18-29, 32% have no religious affiliation.
The research center nicknamed this population “nones.”
Although the Catholic population remains statistically unchanged at 22%, a 1% decrease from 2007, Pew credits this steadiness in part to immigration from Latin America.
The decline is mainly among both evangelical and mainline white Protestants. For the first time in U.S....READ MORE