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In October 2012 there was a report from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life that reveals people in the United States are losing their religion.

Here is the main graph from the report:

unaffiliated growth

From the poll, 20% of the people in the US say they are unaffiliated with a religion and this includes agnostics and atheists.   That means 1 out of every 5 people in the US has no connection to any religion.

A deeper dive into the poll data shows that this increase in people being unaffiliated with religion can be attributed to younger people.

by generation

The rise in people who characterize themselves as unaffiliated with religion comes almost exclusively from Millennials (people born between 1981 and 1994).

There was one other piece of this report that I feel is noteworthy:

not looking

88% of those who are unaffiliated with a religion ARE NOT LOOKING!  Gone are the days when…

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