We know the percentage of people who are non-religious (although some of them might be “spiritual”) is on the rise, and has been for a number of years now, as indicated in this graphic by NPR’s Matt Stiles:
The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, knowing the trends, asked people if they thought the rise of the “Nones” was a good thing. Specifically, they asked (PDF):
Please tell me if you think each of the following trends is generally a good thing for American society, a bad thing for American society, or doesn’t make much difference?
[Item C] More people who are not religious
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