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Author: Cherrie Hanson

Faith Fluid: When “none” is the default definition of our spiritual identity

I prefer to be private about my faith journey, and feel it is an intimate affair. But within the context of my career at an interfaith organization, curiosity about my religious identity lingers without a concise response. My predecessors who check the religious affiliation box “none,” default to a choice with a blank definition of their spiritual beliefs. According to Ryan Burge, Christian minister and political scientist, who coined the term “Nones,” this population is growing astronomically. In March of 2019, the General Social Survey revealed that they were as large as both Roman Catholics and Evangelical Protestants. Burge...

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