Sunday, March 15, 2009

This is a bit of good news for the state of affairs in the US

More Americans say they have no religion - Faith-
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.
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"No other religious bloc has kept such a pace in every state," the study's authors said.


Anonymous said...

I know, it almost makes me want to move to a less-religious state. But I have to stay put to keep the numbers up in MN. At least I don't live down south!!! :)

The Eternal Gaijin said...

Being Canadian, I'm glad we get less (though growing in influence) of the crap that you do in the States. I'm also glad that living in England, although treated to the occasional public drivelling of the Archbishop of Canterbury, there is less of said crap.