The ‘Nones’ – Understanding & Reaching Those Who Step Away from Church

Christian leaders are grappling to understand the rise of the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. – and how to reach them. The Pew Research Center has labeled them religious “nones” which includes people who say they don’t believe in God, question His existence or say their religion is “nothing in particular.” More than 23% of U.S. adults now fall in this

category, compared with 16% in 2007. Pew also says these “nones” are becoming less religious. Researchers conducted a religious survey in 2007 and again in 2014. They found the number of “nones” that don’t believe in God jumped from 22% to 33%. They also found that the number of “nones” who believe in God fell from 70% to 61%. READ MORE