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Why “Nones” Are Leaving the Church
Orthodoxy and Modernity

Why “Nones” Are Leaving the Church

by Michael Peppard This essay originally appeared on dotCommonweal on September 23, 2016.  The most significant demographic trend in American religion today is the rapidly growing numbers of “unaffiliated” or “nones.” The data has spoken clearly for years, with a rise from about 5% in 1972 to about 25% in 2016. More importantly, almost 40%…

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