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A Shocking Number of Americans Under 30 Have No Religion âEUR" This Country Is Going to Change


Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Millennials, atheism, atheists )

Freya
- 1610 days ago - alternet.org
Americans are abandoning organized religion in droves. Data from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that while only 7 percent of Americans were raised outside a religious tradition, nearly 19 percent are religiously unaffiliated today.



   

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David C (75)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 9:08 am
.......as do many older than 30, too, let us just hope they vote and make their opinions known!
 

David C (75)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 9:08 am
let us hope it is not too late by the time the country changes
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 9:35 am
AWESOME to hear this--all my friends fall into the 30's+a few 40's age sprinkled in there age demographic with none practicing religion....so there's hope yet! Thx Freya
 

Nancy C (806)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 10:11 am
I went "rogue" in my family and my daughter and fiance (31) are the same. I always mention voting to the younger crowd as at nears...Registering is sometimes the catalyst to activity...
 

Victoria D (1)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 10:51 am
Let's hope that kindness and compassion replace the religions of bigotry and racism.
 

Richard S (209)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 10:58 am
Ditto about kindness and compassion.
 

Stephen D (58)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 12:12 pm
Although religion may have had good intentions from it`s onset, much of it has taken a direction unintended over the course of time. I would like to share the intro from a current book I am reading which goes something like this-
"This book is dedicated to you, the One Infinite Creator--the author of consciousness, energy, matter, biology, space, and the great cycles of time--now reading these words in your temporary human form."
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 12:28 pm
I'm not affiliated with any one religion, only know a few who are.
Victoria : Excellent comment.
Thank you Freya
 

. (0)
Saturday January 24, 2015, 9:52 pm
Considerably more shocking: a huge number of US-Americans still (some seven decades into (what might be called) the 'space-age'!) "beLIEve" and destroy their reason with that old outdated medieval sh*t !
 

Teri P (106)
Sunday January 25, 2015, 7:29 am
This is great news. People are waking up to the idea that we don't need any particular "holy book" to tell us what to do or how to believe.
 

. (0)
Sunday January 25, 2015, 8:38 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 25, 2015, 9:01 am
Only 19%?
 

Kathleen M (208)
Sunday January 25, 2015, 6:20 pm
Compassion, kindness and tolerance...don't depend on religious affiliation. Wonderful article. Thanks, Freya.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday January 26, 2015, 2:04 am
Why is this shocking? I find it refreshing.
 
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