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More Americans say they have no religion

Posted in News by Rodibidably on March 9, 2009

I know we generally don’t commment on the posts themselves, but:

*sings* Oh happy day!!!!

[Originally posted at: MSN]

Study finds percentage of Christians in the nation has declined

A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out of the Northeast to the Southwest, the percentage of Christians in the nation has declined and more people say they have no religion at all.

Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey.

Northern New England surpassed the Pacific Northwest as the least religious region, with Vermont reporting the highest share of those claiming no religion, at 34 percent. Still, the study found that the numbers of Americans with no religion rose in every state.

[Originally posted at: MSN]

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  1. Skepdude said, on March 9, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    We’re thinking along the same lines here. We both linked to this story! But I didn’t do any singing. Let me make amends:

    *bad singing* When Jesus left…

  2. Rodibidably said, on March 9, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    The best line by far:

    Still, the study found that the numbers of Americans with no religion rose in every state.

    If god existed, I’d praise him for that…


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