Losing Our Religion As deeply religious as this country may be, many Americans are not religious at all. One fifth of Americans don't identify with any religion. Demographers call them "nones" because when asked to identify their religion, that's their answer. Who are the nones? What do they believe?
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Losing Our Religion

One fifth of Americans don't identify with any religion. Who are they? What do they believe?

NPR's David Greene leads a discussion about religion with a group of young adults at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Peyer says that even though she and her husband believe different things when it comes to God, they have found ways to accept and support each other's beliefs. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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Carol Fiore's husband, Eric, died after the plane he was test-piloting crashed in Wichita, Kan., 12 years ago. An atheist, Carol felt no comfort when religious people told her Eric was in a better place. Barbara Bradley Hagerty/NPR hide caption

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Rigoberto Perez (from left), Kyle Simpson and Miriam Nissly participated in a roundtable discussion about religion with NPR's David Greene at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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As religious as this country may be, many Americans are not religious at all. The group of religiously unaffiliated — dubbed €œ"nones" €-- has been growing. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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