‘Religious Nones’ Are Growing Quickly. Should Republicans Worry?

Jun 16, 2015

by Danielle Kurtzleben

Jenny Schulz isn’t religious.

“I see religion as something really personal,” said Schulz, 26, who works at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. “So the fact that it is a requirement in politics always seems unusual to me.”

She said she “oscillates between atheist and agnostic,” but she knows it could be many years before she votes for a political figure who shares her (lack of) religious beliefs.

Schulz is not alone. She is part of a growing group of American adults who do not identify with any religion. More than one-in-five American adults say so now, the highest in U.S. history. They are being identified as the religious “nones,” so called for their lack of religious affiliation. As they grow in size, they are also gaining political power.


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5 comments on “‘Religious Nones’ Are Growing Quickly. Should Republicans Worry?

  • Ironically, Nones is one of the monastic hours, a prayer routine that runs throughout the day, starting about 4.00am and finishing at bedtime. There is a session every few hours. The hours are: lauds, primes, terces, sexts, nones, vespers, compline, and the night office, which the monks have to get up for. Sometimes matins and evensong are included. Interesting trivia.



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  • 2016 campaign trail, virtually all candidates bring up religion

    Now we have Donald Trump, doing cannonballs in the Republican waters. I don’t recall religion ever being brought up in any shape or form, that’s because D thinks he’s god, lol.



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  • Concerning politicians they don’t mind if people are religious or secular. They will defend the idea of God in their speeches, they will kneel down and pray and stage- play pretending they are pious If they think they can get more votes from the electors; Sooner or later people will become more secular and then the same politicians that previously made pious speeches about the gods will do the opposite, they will talk about reason and science and they will enhance free thinking and humanism. Politicians are just opportunistic people and they will use any means to turn a profit.



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  • Odalrich
    Jun 17, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Sooner or later people will become more secular and then the same politicians that previously made pious speeches about the gods will do the opposite, they will talk about reason and science and they will enhance free thinking and humanism.
    Politicians are just opportunistic people and they will use any means to turn a profit.

    I think the fundamentalist types probably are incapable of change, but their political parties will change them for people who are more acceptable to the electorate, once there is an educated and informed electorate.
    Of course in the US, the fundamentalists and the bought stooge media, will do all they can to keep the majority of voters ignorant and delusionally self harming!



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