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  • Our Secularist Democratic Party (Long, Important Analysis)

    01/09/2003 11:26:12 AM PST · by CatoRenasci · 23 replies · 2,432+ views
    The Public Interest ^ | Fall 2002 | Louis Bolce & Gerald De Maio
    Our Secularist Democratic Party By Louis Bolce & Gerald De Maio Anyone who has followed American politics over the past decade cannot help but feel some concern about the supposed fundamentalist Christian threat to democratic civility, pluralism, and tolerance. At the very least, the attentive citizen would find it hard not to regard the cultural and political positions of fundamentalists as outside the mainstream, given the volume of media stories that have conveyed this point. At the same time, the media's obsession with politicized fundamentalism distracts public attention from the changing role of religion in political life today. In particular,...
  • Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion

    05/14/2015 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies ^ | May 14,2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, Pew Research released a new study finding a radical increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans. That increase correlated strongly with the decrease in the number of Catholics, mainline Protestants, and evangelical Protestants over the past seven years.
  • The Rise of the "Nones"

    08/09/2013 8:11:46 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 31 replies
    JuicyEcumenism ^ | July 16, 2013 | Bart Gingerich
    American churches are losing their young people. This trend was evidenced most recently in a 2012 Pew Forum study titled Nones on the Rise: One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation. The summary of the 80-page report posits, The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. publicand a third of adults under 30are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling. Researchers use the label of nones, or religiously unaffiliated, to clarify that these young people are not falling into hardened agnosticism or...
  • Three Spiritual Journeys of Millennials

    05/10/2013 10:31:10 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 8 replies ^ | May 9, 2013 | Barna Group
    May 9, 2013 Much ink has been spilled in recent months over what social analysts are calling the rise of the Nones. The trend describes the seeming surge in people who claim no faith or say they are unaffiliated with any belief system. The term rose to prominence when a Pew Research poll found that the number of Americans who are religiously unaffiliated rose to almost 20%a nearly 5% leap in just the last five years. In the subsequent months, a Gallup poll showed similar numbers, and most recently, in March 2013, a poll from UC-Berkeley and Duke University...
  • Nothing to Religious Nones, Gallup Pollster Says

    03/17/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 7 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 17, 2013 | JP
    Frank Newport, author of the recently published book, God is Alive and Well, made a timely appearance this past week at a forum hosted by Concordia University in Southern California. It followed the much-hyped release of a new survey by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Duke University that stated, Americans and religion increasingly parting ways. Deliberately misinterpreting data culled from the General Social Survey, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, the researchers claimed that the percentage of Americans preferring no religion had risen to 20 percent in 2012, down 12 percentage points from 1990. We...
  • God is Alive and Well (For Those Wondering)

    01/15/2013 9:03:25 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 15, 2012 | JP
    God bless Frank Newport. The Gallup Polls editor-in-chief is author of the recently published book, God is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America. It punctures the myth that the ranks of the nations non-religious are growing by leaps and bounds. The myth has gained currency in the mainstream media, thanks to a dishonest poll published this past fall by the left-leaning Pew Research Centers Forum on Religion & Public Life. By playing fast and loose with polling data, and by employing semantic gymnastics, Pew was able to make the dubious claim that 20 percent of Americans do...
  • The nones say 2012 election proves they are a political force

    11/10/2012 12:31:09 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    RNS ^ | November 8, 2012 | Kimberly Winston
    (RNS) Last month, Lauren Anderson Youngblood, communications manager for the Secular Coalition for America, approached Broderick Johnson, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, as they both left a conference on religion and the election. The SCA is an umbrella group representing 11 nontheistic organizations. So who, Youngblood asked Johnson, could she reach out to with their concerns about civil rights, access to health care and education? “He said, ‘We don’t view you as a constituency,’” Youngblood said. “He said, ‘We don’t do outreach to that community.’” After Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on...
  • Overheard

    11/05/2006 4:54:51 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 77 replies · 2,128+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    <p>Democrats playing catch-up to Republicans in courting religious voters have found a secret weapon: nuns.</p> <p>In Ohio and Michigan, Democrats have recruited nearly two dozen nuns in each state to work phone banks. In Ohio, the nuns have made calls for the campaign for governor of Representative Ted Strickland and the Senate campaign of Representative Sherrod Brown.</p>
  • American Nuns Group Voters Guide Favours Abortion, Homosexuality

    11/05/2006 6:26:02 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 670+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 3, 2006 | Hilary White Friday November 3, 2006 American Nuns Group Voters Guide Favours Abortion, Homosexuality By Hilary WhiteWASHINGTON, November 3, 2006 ( The National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN), has issued a U.S. voters guide promoting acceptance of homosexuality, abortion, gay marriage, and adoption of children by homosexual partners. The organization is also a strong proponent of womens ordination and numerous leftist causes.NCAN, which in various reports is said to represent anywhere from 500 to 1200 U.S. nuns, was founded in 1969 by prominent dissident Sister Margaret Traxler of the congregation of Notre Dame. Sr. Jeannine Gramick, another Notre Dame nun,...