Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Maybe they're allowed to write headlines like that

Being the Pew Research Center and all.

“Nones” on the Rise

The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.

In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15% to just under 20% of all U.S. adults. Their ranks now include more than 13 million self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6% of the U.S. public), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation (14%).

But let's not make it a habit.

Screenshot from 'Fuzz' (1972) of Burt Reynolds dressed as a nun grabbing some punk by the lapelsabove: caught by the smoking nun

h/t: NYT | The Norse Mythology Blog

image credits: Anita Kunz, "Girls Will Be Girls," via The New Yorker | "Fuzz," via DelStrange

joke credit: Australiana

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