Finally had time to get a good look at the ARIS survey everyone’s talking about. The big news: most religions are down, non-theists up.
The percentage of Americans claiming no religion, which jumped from 8.2 in 1990 to 14.2 in 2001, has now increased to 15 percent. Given the estimated growth of the American adult population since the last census from 207 million to 228 million, that reflects an additional 4.7 million “Nones.”
If all those ‘nones’ were a religious group, they’d be the third most populous, behind Catholics and Baptists.
And if you want some striking graphics to illustrate, USA Today has them.