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Unaffiliated America Takes a Bow

December 03, 2012  |  permalink


In the last election, approximately one in five voters had no religious affiliation. Like any group of this size, the religiously unaffiliated aren’t monolithic. About a third self-identify as atheists, while the rest say they are agnostic, “spiritual but not religious,” or simply uninterested in religion. They are spread fairly evenly across education and income levels. And they are politically diverse when it comes to economic ideas. But they do agree by and large on one thing: that mixing religion with politics is a bad idea. And they went 70 percent for Obama. Read more in my latest piece for Religion Dispatches.

The Book
The Good News Club, by Katherine Stewart

The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children

About the Author
author Katherine Stewart Katherine Stewart has written for The New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Guardian. She lives in New York City. Contact her. More →

 


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