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'Nones' are growing

The number of American adults who don't identify with a particular religion is growing and may comprise more than 20 percent of the population in two decades, according to "American Nones: The Profile of the No Religion Population," a study by Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. More than 50 percent of the Nones believe in either a higher being or a personal God, but only 7 percent are self-proclaimed atheists, the study says.


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