Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, the national PBS television program produced by Thirteen/WNET, is has launched a three-part mini-series, “None of the Above: The Rise of the Religiously Unaffiliated,” based largely on a new survey about the views of the 46 million Americans who say they are not affiliated with any particular religion.
According to the Pew Research Center, one in five American adults — nearly 20 percent of the US population — now describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated, the highest percentage ever in Pew’s polling. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly partnered with the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life in a survey to delve more deeply into the theological, social and political views of these Americans, who are often called “the nones.” (pbs.org)
Part three (airing October 26) “None of the Above: Religious Implications” looks at this rising trend and the way it affects communities and congregations. R&E Contributing Correspondent Deborah Potter talks to Chapain Greg Epstein, Assistant Chaplain Chris Stedman, and members of the Humanist Community at Harvard.
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