Survey shows sharp growth in Americans with no religious affiliation
September 24, 2009
The fastest-growing religious bloc in America today is the segment of the population that has no faith, according to a new survey by researchers at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Adults with no religious affiliation account for 15% of the population-- nearly twice the figure from studies in the 1990s.
Ex-Catholics account for the largest single group of respondents who claim no religious affiliation, with male Irish Catholics disproportionately represented.
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