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Gen Z is lukewarm about religion, but open to relationships, study shows

By Jana Riess — December 21, 2020

(RNS) — Religious affiliation among Gen Z Americans continues its steady decline, but affiliation isn’t everything.

‘Humanists for Biden-Harris’ to mobilize nonreligious vote

By Jack Jenkins — September 28, 2020

(RNS) — The group hopes to reach atheists, agnostics and other religiously unaffiliated voters who make up the largest belief group in the Democratic Party.

Catholic Bishops call for ‘full strength’ of church to fight gun violence

By Jack Jenkins — November 11, 2019

BALTIMORE (RNS) — Bishop Frank Dewane called on his fellow clerics to combat the scourge of gun violence by utilizing the power of the Catholic tradition.

Christianity as we know it is dying. Let’s welcome the new life ahead.

By Amy Butler — October 30, 2019

(RNS) — A new survey confirms that people aren’t leaving faith; they are leaving Christianity. Imagine if, instead of preserving dying institutions, we used our time and money to transform how we do good in the world?

Getting in on — and tossed out of — the Satanist Temple joke

By Tara Isabella Burton — May 24, 2019

(RNS) — As more and more millennials identify with spiritual or philosophical movements outside the bounds of ‘traditional’ religions, how will these groups police their ideology while remaining inclusive?

‘Nones’ now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US

By Jack Jenkins — March 21, 2019

(RNS) — “Nones have been on the march for a long time now,” Ryan Burge said.

Will religiously unaffiliated Americans increase support for liberal policies, in 2018 and beyond?

By David Mislin — January 10, 2018

(The Conversation) — History suggests caution about political generalizations.

More ‘nones’ than you think, but many won’t show up on Election Day

By Lauren Markoe — September 22, 2016

(RNS) A full quarter of U.S. adults now say they have no religious affiliation. But despite their heft, the ‘nones’ are no voting bloc.

Are Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher responsible for the rise of the ‘nones’?

By Chris Stedman — January 6, 2015

Phil Zuckerman, author of several books on secularism and founder of Pitzer College’s first-of-it-kind Secular Studies program, talks to RNS about whether or not “New Atheists” are responsible for the rise of the “nones.”

Outside the box: 3 ways people misidentify the ‘Nones’

By Chris Stedman — April 22, 2014

In an effort to understand the growing exodus from organized religion among Americans, many people get some things about the religiously unaffiliated (or “Nones”) wrong. Here are three of them.

White Christian voters no longer hold the keys to the White House

By Lauren Markoe — November 15, 2012

 WASHINGTON (RNS) From this election forward, candidates won't be able to win the White House by relying on the white Christian vote, according to a new report. By Lauren Markoe. 

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