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Facts & figures

16 percent
of American adults (34 million people) decline to choose a church or denomination when asked to name their religion.

Of these nonidentifiers:

35 percent
identify as formerly Protestant.

22 percent
identify as formerly Roman Catholic.

35 percent
were not raised in any religion as a child.

26 percent
say they probably or definitely expect to take up a religion in the future.

36 percent
had attended a worship service other than a wedding or funeral within the past year.

9 percent
attend a worship service once a month.

SOURCE: INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH & COMMUNITY RESEARCH


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