Growth of religious ‘nones’ appears to be slowing: Gallup | U.S. News

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Americans who identify as religious unaffiliated appear to be slowing in their population growth, according to a recent analysis from the prominent polling organization Gallup.

Gallup Senior Scientist Frank Newport wrote an analysis published Friday that examined the much talked about rise in religious unaffiliated Americans, or “nones” for short.

Newport noted that while the nones population had risen from near zero percent in the 1950s to around 20% of the U.S. population, this growth has “stabilized” since 2017.

“An average of 20% or 21% of Americans in Gallup surveys in each of these years say they don’t have a formal religious identity. We are not seeing the yearly increases that occurred in previous decades,” wrote Newport.

Growth of religious ‘nones’ appears to be slowing: Gallup | U.S. News

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