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Survey finds 19% without religious affiliation

Unbelief is on the uptick. People who check "None" for their religious affiliation are now nearly one in five Americans (19%), the highest ever documented, according to the Pew Center for the People and the Press.

The rapid rise of Nones — including atheists, agnostics and those who say they believe "nothing in particular" — defies the usually glacial rate of change in spiritual identity.

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The Urantia Book teachings are very clear about the drawbacks of institutionalized religions, which have become less a matter of personal experience, and more an matter of societal lynchpins - organic parts of present-day politics and mores. It is no surprise to readers of the revelation that people - especially the young - are leaving these religions in droves. This, of course, does not necessarily mean that they have no religion or spirituality...Please see WEAKNESS OF INSTITUTIONAL RELIGION

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