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American Nones Left Religion Because They “Stopped Believing,” Study Finds

American Nones Left Religion Because They “Stopped Believing,” Study Finds

October 6, 2016

While the rise of America’s non-religiously affiliated population has been the topic of speculation for several years, a study released last month offers further insight into the reasons Americans leave religion.

After conducting a survey of 2,201 adults, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) distributed their findings in a publication called “Exodus: Why Americans are Leaving Religion—and Why They’re Unlikely to Come Back.”

Among the PRRI’s most significant discoveries was the...

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“Reason Rally” Galvanizes Non-Religious Voting Bloc

“Reason Rally” Galvanizes Non-Religious Voting Bloc

June 8, 2016

Last Saturday, over 10,000 people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in a show of solidarity for the fastest growing religious affiliation group in the nation: the non-believers.

Sponsored by a coalition of atheist and freethought organizations, this “Reason Rally” was the second of its kind. The first took place in 2012 in an effort to galvanize the non-religious into a cohesive voting bloc before the 2012 presidential election.

Last Saturday’s Rally shared a similar purpose. “We have this community that has the power to move mountains and we just need that...

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