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The Rise of the Nones and Nons: A Seismic Shift in American Faith Life

Based on the data from various studies over the last few years, it appears that in the past 50 years, the American religious landscape has undergone a significant transformation, with two major trends emerging: the rise of the nones and the nons (non-denominationals). The nones, those who claim no religious affiliation, have grown from a mere 5% of the population in 1972 to a staggering 27% in 2022. Similarly, non-denominationals, or those who identify with independent, non-denominational churches, have increased from 2% to 14% in the same time frame.