The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Meet John Q. Nones

Meet John Q. Nones, a young, white male who is making a big impression on the American religious landscape for something he doesn't do: align with any religious group.

The rise of the religiously unaffiliated, or "nones," as documented in a study from thePew Research Center (September, page 8), has major implications for almost all aspects of American life—from religion to business to culture.

But just who is John Q. Nones? Here's a snapshot drawn from the Pew poll:

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