Christianpost.com: “The Non-Religious Identification Survey, completed by more than 5,000 nonreligious individuals, is said to be the first study of its type with a full range of questions directed to the ‘nones,’ or nonreligious population, who make up around 16 percent of Americans.
The survey found the population to be less homogeneous than previous studies have typically portrayed them to be. Forty-eight percent described themselves as atheist, 12 percent identified themselves as agnostic, 22 percent chose the label humanist, 7 percent called themselves spiritual, and 5 percent chose other.
When given the option to choose multiple terms to describe themselves, 77 percent checked ‘atheist,’ 63 percent marked ‘humanist,’ 29 percent reported ‘agnostic,’ and 3 percent checked ‘spiritual.’ But when forced to choose only one label among the four, far fewer individuals identified themselves as humanist (24 percent). Meanwhile, 57 percent preferred the label ‘atheist.'”
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